Boundaries and Toxic Family Members
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Boundaries and Toxic Family Members

By Dr. Tracy D

Let’s talk about boundaries with difficult people in your life. How to set them. How to hold them. How to build a healthy relationship with your partner and break old family cycles

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Is this normal behaviour?

I’ve noticed my father (baby’s grandpa) sometimes touches/tries to touch my baby (1 year old ) on the inner thigh area - for no reason (as in, it’s not as if he’s picking him up and accidentally touching that area in the process). He also seems to be fascinated by his feet and is constantly touching them or trying t...

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Keeping pregnancy from toxic family

So there are enormous reasons how my family causes me anxiety, if I start the stories it'll never stop! I'm going to be 18 weeks soon and basically only my parents and close cousin know on my side. Is it odd for me not to have told family yet(example my brother) reason why is they have a very toxic gossip culture a...

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MIL rant

My baby is 3 months old and lately my MIL keeps asking when she is going to see my son again and that she never gets to see him even though my mom and siblings see him almost every week. My MIL lives about 45 minutes to hour away depending on traffic. It's hard trying get a baby ready, diaper bag and bottles packed,...

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AITA; Emotional Manipulation.

So my mother and I were discussing my birth plan yesterday and it came up that I only want my husband present at the hospital and all family members can meet the baby once we are back home and comfortable. This (what I see as a reasonable request) has made my mother spiral, becoming inconsolable and “lose the will t...

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Toxic Family Won’t Respect Boundaries

I’m about ready to scream yall. My family treats me like I gave up my rights to my daughter, Cora, like I’m not even a parent all the time. Any time I try to set a boundary about my child with them I get told to “get over it I’ll do what I want with her”. No matter what, without fail, every time. My boundaries are s...

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