I haven’t met many women who don’t struggle to hold their boundaries. Even the word alone can bring up emotion: frustration, shame, resentment.
As a recovering people pleaser I know that I find it hard to hold my boundaries - I work longer hours than my body and being tell me is right for me, I allow other people’s needs to be more important than my own, I go against what my Soul is telling me in order to keep the peace.
This is what I know: as women, we are educated out of holding our boundaries. Being nice, being good, being well behaved and not rocking the boat is far more important. We are taught that only rude or aggressive people hold boundaries.