Boundaries in Relationships

boundaries enmeshed smothered healthy boundaries boundaries walls
Unhealthy Enmeshed Healthy Unhealthy Distant
Stifling Hot Warm Cool
No Privacy Sharing and Privacy Secrets
Too Chaotic Stable Stagnant
No Boundaries Health Boundaries Walls
Afraid to hurt each others' feelings Appropriate Empathy Not as much empathy
No sense of self, engulfed in relationship Has sense of self and identity while also having a sense of relationship No sense of relationship, Isolation
Rescuring the other  Abuse Triangle:  "Abuser" "Victim"  "Rescuer" Offers help and accepts the others' "No." Abandonment.  "You are on your own."


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