Are drama and resentment draining your energy? Is the joy missing from your life? Are you stuck in a cycle of poor decisions? Are you paralyzed by indecision? These are all red flags that you need help with your personal boundaries. Often, we only notice boundaries when they have been broken. But they don't have to be broken to be better.
We all have boundaries-but what are they? Boundaries are far more than thin lines in the sand or vague concepts discussed in therapy. They are a highly personal and dynamic set of rules we each develop in our relationships with the world-and if you've never thought about yours, you should.
In Better Boundaries, Kari Kwinn guides the reader through what she calls the marvelous missteps of her life, sharing her hard-won wisdom. From her early days as a "grown-up" navigating office politics, to life as a young military wife, a birth doula struggling with fertility, a yoga teacher traveling the world seeking enlightenment and a young divorced woman learning to be independent, Kari's experience contains at least a few lessons for everybody.
This is not your mom's self-improvement book. Kari offers Better Boundaries in a virtual world where rage texting, dick pics and ghosting cause actual emotional distress. Everything, from when to return a text to what to eat for dinner can be an opportunity to set boundaries. There are hilarious and sometimes uncomfortable examples we will all recognize. With ridiculously cringe-worthy stories from her real life, Kari shows the reader how to recognize what she calls "adorable" behaviors. By identifying her own adorable dysfunctional and codependent tendencies for the reader and explaining how she's grown, Kari offers useful everyday wisdom generously.
We all need help to navigate the complicated world of self-improvement and healthy relationships in the post-pandemic digital age. Better Boundaries is the ultimate guide to being better, doing better and feeling better.