Michele O'Mara

Can I Break Your Heart?

Filed By Michele O'Mara | November 28, 2008 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: advice column, boundaries, gay advice, relationship advice, relationships, self-help

"Do you mind if I break your heart?" Seems like a strange question doesn't it? And yet so many of us have had broken hearts. How does that happen? No one signs up for a relationship with the goal of breaking hearts, right? Certainly no one signs up for a relationship to get his heart broken.

So how do broken hearts happen? I believe one of the major culprits is a lack of boundaries. You see, the owner and operator of your life is none-other-than you! Every choice you make, every behavior you engage in, every feeling you express, every thought you have is yours. Boundaries are the lines we draw around us that protect what is ours.

Who, when, and how you allow others to access you is something you control (or at least something you can control if you aren't). It stands to reason then, that should an achy-breaky-heart occur, you may be guilty of not identifying, creating and enforcing healthy boundaries for your self.

Okay, now for the good news. I've made another (free) resource for you all. I've titled it, "My Boundaries Tell Me So" to emphasize the power of knowing and responding to our own boundaries! This e.book is 31 pages, so you might want to print it out to read at your leisure, or bookmark the url so you can return to it as you have time. Feel free too to share it with friends or family. It's good information, if I say so myself!

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Oh, Michele. You'll never break my heart! :)

But what a spectacular e.book! Thanks for the free resource!