Setting Boundaries

I had an incident that happened to me by a homeless Veteran. It made me think that my personal boundaries were crossed. He hugged me without my permission and then proceeded to ask me for my phone number. I was shocked. I told him where he could go….To Celebrate Recovery. I told him all the area Celebrate Recovery groups that he could attend. He was in deep grief after telling me that his son just died last month of a heroin overdose. I didn’t know if I could believe his story until he started to cry. Men don’t cry at the drop of a hat. All I knew was he needed help. I thought of all the places that he could go to and gave him a help line phone number. Once again he asked for my phone number. Finally, I told him that he was crossing my boundaries. It is just human nature that people will cross our boundaries. When an individual is in recovery, they are able to realize if they crossed someone’s boundaries or if someone crossed their boundaries. The issue of setting boundaries is a big one. Being in recovery means setting personal boundaries and barriers against hurts,habits,and hang ups.

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