Express boundaries directly using "I" statements. Acknowledge care but assert your needs clearly.
Set expectations for future interactions. Try alternative ways to connect within your comfort.
Stay calm and firm in your decision. Avoid getting defensive or emotional.
Communicate consequences for boundary violations. Consistently enforce boundaries to establish a pattern.
Share concerns with trusted friends or family. Get advice and emotional support as needed.
Regularly practice self-care for well-being. Recharge and take time for yourself.
Consider written communication for clarity. Use technology as a buffer if face-to-face is challenging.
Be assertive but respectful in tone and body language. Avoid aggression to maintain a healthy dialogue.
Know when to seek professional help.