What happens when we don’t set boundaries?
“Lots of resentment. Frustration. Anxiety. Depression. Burnout,” Tawwab says in regards to the consequences of not setting boundaries. “Sometimes with anxiety in particular we get really worried about future interactions with people because we don’t want to say anything to them about the problematic interactions we’ve had in the past.” She says that the holidays are some of her busiest times because of this. “A large piece of that is people have to start thinking of how they’ll navigate the holidays. The anxiety and depression start to soar because they’re so worried about the family engagement over that period.”