Cancer Truth Note: #339
Set boundaries. Only allow what you are available for.
I have said it at least 13 times across this year of cancer truths…
People are weird.
- They ask intrusive questions.
- Make assumptions about your past life choices.
- Tell you what you should be doing for your treatment
- and of course what you shouldn’t be doing
I recently had coffee with a friend who is separated. We hadn’t seen each other since it happened. We chatted for a few minutes and I asked how it was going. She said, “we are not talking about that today”. So we changed the subject and moved on.
Boundary set. No explanation needed. New topic please.
I was so impressed with the directness and the ease with which the subject was changed. In some ways I think knowing how you want to redirect people when you have set a boundary for yourself is a great way to set you up for success. Because people are always going to be weird, you and me included.
How are you setting your boundaries today?
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