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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:17 am 
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Part of creating the contract isn't just about creating healthy boundaries. It is also about identifying scenarios that could conceivably unfold. For example, pretend for a minute that your behaviour doesn't change, and your partner becomes increasingly impatient. It is possible that he may yell in frustration. This could be something you could include. Or, pretend that you overcome your addiction and have not engaged in any acting out behaviours for over a year, yet your partner continues to be suspicious and insists on keeping tabs on you. Think of this in terms of creating boundaries for yourself. What would be a bottom line for you? It doesn't have to mean that he has done/is doing any of these behaviours, but it is good to think about what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. He should not take it any other way, either.

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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. (Viktor E. Frankl)


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