Finding Our Own Edges
We’ve all had those moments when we’re just not sure how to handle something from a relative or other person outside the family. Maybe it’s your mother-in-law who just doesn’t understand why your family is vegetarian and keeps feeding your child chicken every time you’re away. Or maybe they’re putting down your parenting in front of your child. What do we do?!
There are the people that you just let go when they don’t understand what you’re doing in your family and then there are the others that you need to stay in relationship with for one reason or another. For the sake of our discussion, we’re calling this person the metaphorical “Uncle Bob.” How can you stay in relationship with “Uncle Bob” while still maintaining your own boundaries so it feels good to you and your family in the process?
Christy Farr and Rebecca Thompson Hitt explore the steps to discovering what kind of a boundary you need with “Uncle Bob” (who may be your mother-in-law, a neighbor, your brother or sister, etc.) and what it looks like to put it in place.
Like so many of us, Christy and Rebecca didn’t learn healthy boundaries growing up. But it isn’t too late to learn, starting right now!
Listen in for some tips to get started on it with the “Uncle Bobs” in your life today, with love and respect for everyone.
About Christy Farr
What makes me an Unruly Woman? It’s the same as what makes you an Unruly Woman. You are unlike the others. You rebel against convention. You care more about doing what’s true than what society says you “should” be doing. You not only dance to the beat of your own drum, you probably built it with your own two hands.
The ache to live your truth consumes you. I understand all of this because it’s my truth, too. You can read more about this approach in my book Is Home Your Happy Place?
I love to dig in the dirt and hope to never stop feeling profound awe that actual food grows from the unidentifiable nubs I bury in the community garden each spring. I am a priestess who seeks the divine in people, spaces, and experiences of every day life.
I am an artist. My partner and I co-create sacred art out of rusty metal and scrap wood we collect from the streets of Minneapolis. I love the earth and her people so deeply they take my breath away. I am a storyteller who cultivates healing with my dance, my voice, and the written word.