Episode 307: How to Set Boundaries & Overcoming Sexual Abuse

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Hello, friends! In this episode, I answer two questions from listeners of the podcast. The first addresses how to establish healthy boundaries when you have always prioritized other people’s needs, and the second looks at ways to enhance intimacy with your partner when you have experienced sexual abuse in the past.

Question 1:

Hi Dr Druff,

Let me start by saying thank you for everything you do. Your show has kept me company and given me some really important advice in some difficult times.

I’m a 29 year old woman who has realized in recent years that she has never set boundaries in her life. Whether this is with friends or family, I’ve realized that a lack of boundaries has hurt me. Now that I’m aware of this, I’m trying to establish healthy boundaries, but I find it so painful and hard. As someone who always prioritizes other people’s needs over my own, do you have any tips on how to ease myself into setting healthy boundaries with people?

Question 2:

Hey Dr Duff,

Do you have any advice (or a past episode) for someone like me …

I was raised in a strictly religious town where 3 members of the church, including my father, molested me in my childhood. I’ve been married nearly 8 years and intimacy is still hard and triggering. My husband is supportive but it still sucks for us. How can I / we improve our intimacy?

Thank you so much,

Episode 307 – Related Posts

As well as listening to the podcast, you can also find my thoughts on the questions in written format in these related posts!

Question 1 – How Do I Set Healthy Boundaries With People? – Duff The Psych

Question 2 – Overcoming Sexual Abuse: How can I improve intimacy in my relationship? – Duff The Psych

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