Your friend makes an inappropriate comment about your weight. Your boss starts asking creepy questions about your personal life. Your family assumes you’ll take care of your nephews every weekend. Your coworker takes credit for the work you did as a team.
They’re all crossing your boundaries.
Maintaining a level of self-respect inherently requires us to establish boundaries with friends, colleagues, supervisors, even strangers. But it’s often easier said than done.
Fortunately, there’s plenty of reading material about how to better manage our personal and professional relationships and articulate our needs.