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The Boundary Tool

Every human exchange has attributes of form as well as content. The formal aspect of an interaction involves the way the individuals treat each other in the transaction. For example, is it formal or informal? Honest or deceptive? Respectful or threatening?, etc. The content is what is being done or discussed. Physical content could include types of touching that are and are not acceptable, or personal items that must not be touched, or moved or taken. Emotional content is whatever a conversation might be about. Common contents that might become emotionally charged include; money, parenting, health, etc.
            Using the Form Before Content Tool involves setting a boundary, where you will not entertain any content unless the form is civil or respectful. If you respond to content while the form is disrespectful, or worse yet abusive, you reinforce that it is acceptable to treat you this way. Refusal to respond when treated disrespectfully installs a healthy boundary – that communication must be respectful.



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