I did it again. She called with a last minute cancellation asking me to please take over the project. Through gritted teeth with a forced smile I said it would be no problem.
Afterward I slammed a few cabinet doors, spoke some words I wouldn’t want my daughter to hear, and then started to readjust my plans for the day to complete the project and submit it on time to our client.
Everyone has emergencies come up, I get it. But this person seemed to always have one excuse or another. Everything was an emergency. The stories are such that I don’t even listen to them any more. I simple say ‘sure, I will take care of it’. Then I lash out.
Why can’t I confront her? Why should my family take the brunt of this?
This is just one of many scenarios I live with. Can you relate? What would your story be?
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend address this and similar issues in their book “Boundaries”.
I will be using this text and correlating video lessons in an 8 week online course.
Some of the questions to be addressed include:
How can I say no and not feel guilty?
Are boundaries biblical?
What if setting boundaries will upset or hurt someone?
For more information, go to the Boundaries page (CLICK HERE) and sign up to join us. This online course is for women only and class size will be limited to allow everyone a chance to participate.