Think of the job interview example
It’s common to feel we must over-explain ourselves and provide reasons and examples when setting a boundary. But we really don’t. We don’t need an excuse to set boundaries that are healthy for us. Tawwab used the example of letting someone go from a job.
“I learned as a business owner when you let someone go from a job, you don’t give them a ton of information. One, you don’t have to legally and two, it’s not helpful for the situation,” she says. “They just need to know, ‘You don’t work here anymore. You’ve been let go.’” You can extend that example to setting boundaries. Make it clear that what you need without feeling the need to say a lot. Express your boundary and if you stand firm on it, the other party has no other choice but to accept it.