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Lech Lecha: Boundaries and Benevolence

A quick search for the term “boundaries” in Psychology Today will yield 7,943 blog posts and 229 articles all discussing this important topic. If you ask people to list the topmost contributing factors to healthy and effective relationships – personal or professional – they will tell you, second perhaps to trust and communication, about the importance of boundaries. A boundary serves as a divider between people, places, and entities. It tells us where one person or thing ends and another begins. Boundaries allow us to maintain a sense of self, to protect our privacy, and to have clearly delineated limits in our relationships, helping to keep them defined and appropriate.