One of the common side-effects of widowed life is an expansion of our personal boundaries. As widowed people we manage day-to-day life while carrying the weight of our grief with the multitude of responsibilities that were once shared. During this time, we open up to others, often in ways we never have before. Being able to manage your personal privacy boundaries through the grief recovery process directly influences overall life satisfaction.
In this workshop we will discuss some strategies for managing privacy and personal boundaries. How much should I share? How much do I tell my child’s teacher? Do I want to ask friends or family for financial advice or help with the kids? How do I tell others when I need them to give me a little privacy? How do I set privacy boundaries with friends and family who I have leaned on so heavily for weeks, or months, or years?
You will leave our time together with a good understanding of the importance of setting and maintaining personal boundaries through the healing process and with tools for effectively communicating those boundaries to friends and families.