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Boundaries Close Quarters

Ask Alison: How do I set boundaries in close quarters with others?

By Alison Cook | March 25, 2020

Question: How do I stay sane living in close quarters with other people? Answer: Here’s some universal advice that can help regardless of your situation, especially during a crisis…

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Boundaries with Anxiety

Ask Alison: How do I set boundaries with anxiety?

By Alison Cook | March 11, 2020

Question: I feel anxious all the time. My friends tell me that I just need to trust God more, but it doesn’t help. How can I stop feeling so anxious? (Patrice H.) Answer: Let’s talk boundaries with anxiety, because I understand how you feel. First of all, remember that fear is a common emotion. A...

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boundaries for women forgiveness

Ask Alison: How do I forgive and set boundaries?

By Alison Cook | March 4, 2020

Question: People keep telling me that I need to forgive the friend who hurt me. I want to forgive, but does that mean I have to pretend like nothing happened? (Julie W.) Answer: I’m so glad you asked this question. When it comes to setting boundaries for women, this issue can be very confusing. The...

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Ask Alison: Will Setting Boundaries Make Me Seem Like a B**ch?

By Alison Cook | February 26, 2020

Question: I’m nervous that setting boundaries with other people will make me seem like a b**ch. What do I do?

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Boundaries Bad Friends

Ask Alison: Boundaries with Bad Friends and How to Find New Friends

By Alison Cook | February 19, 2020

How do you set boundaries with unhealthy one-way relationships and find new healthy friends? Dr. Alison Cook answers this tough question in “Ask Alison.”

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