Sometimes love requires healthy space and clear boundaries. I heard a few quotations recently that capture this truth. I’m not sure who first said them but they go something like this:
“A boundary is the distance from which I can love you and me at the same time.”
“I’m going to keep this person as close as I can keep my heart open.”
“My no is protecting my yes.”
Notice we do not omit the love. We do not close our hearts. And we preserve the value of “yes.” In other words, we allow room for love. But this love must include prioritizing our wellness.
May you be inspired!