Trauma Research UK

Boundaries are not rules but more like guiding principles we set for ourselves.

Every relationship has its own set of boundaries which we set. Boundaries allow an individual to experience comfortable interaction and dependence within a relationship if said boundaries are healthy, however individuals who experience unhealthy boundaries will ultimately face difficulties in their general lives which can result in retraumatization for victims with PTSD and CPTSD.

Healthy boundaries are important for emotional safety, self esteem, reducing the risk of revictimization and maintaining a good relationship requires appropriate boundaries. Baring in mind that every relationship will come with its own set of boundaries e.g. physical boundaries will be different for work colleagues compared with family.

Boundaries can change just like relationships can, they are set differently depending on the relationship it involves, the role within the relationship and the Expectations for our relationship.

If we don’t have boundaries, life would…

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