Boundaries: When to Say YES; When to Say NO to Take Control of Your Life - How Boundaries are Developed Summary & Analysis

Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
This Study Guide consists of approximately 36 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Boundaries.
This section contains 1,125 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Boundaries: When to Say YES; When to Say NO to Take Control of Your Life Study Guide

How Boundaries are Developed Summary and Analysis

The reader first meets Tim in the beginning of this chapter. Though Tim works hard at his job, his children call him Mr. Phantom. Through his fear of letting people down, he neglects his family's needs. Finally, when confronted by his wife, he confesses that, all his life, he feared letting people down. Often, the authors say, the answers to one's boundary problems lie in one's past.

Boundaries develop over the whole of one's life. Important stages occur in everyone's childhood that shape one's attitude towards boundaries for the rest of one's life.

The stages, beginning from birth, start with bonding. In the first months of life, an infant learns that a parent will care for the infant's needs. Wendy, another example, lacks the ability to say no to her mother. Without a relationship that...

(read more from the How Boundaries are Developed Summary)

This section contains 1,125 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Boundaries: When to Say YES; When to Say NO to Take Control of Your Life Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Boundaries: When to Say YES; When to Say NO to Take Control of Your Life from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook