Emotional Space

Discussion
Aug 10, 2016
by: tsaeteurn

Boundaries. It is a dividing line that marks a limit of an area which can signify many different things. In the book BOUNDARIES by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, they mentioned Emotional Space. It is a temporary boundary that gives your heart the space it needs to heal and feel safe. “People who have been in abusive relationships need to find a safe place to begin to “thaw out” emotionally”(Cloud Townsend,38). When reading this, a spark grew in my head. It was somewhat gratifying. I mean sounds logical but I never really practiced this boundary so it was something new for me.
I’d never waited until I witnessed patterns of change being demonstrated, until it was safe.I was always so quick to trust in someone’s forgiveness that I was setting myself up for disappointment. I have witnessed the struggle of abuse, neglect and disrespect with one another, now I know how to handle those situations and teach others that don’t know how to set that temporary boundary.