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Healthy boundaries do not always come naturally or easily.
We learn to “be” in all kinds of relationships by modeling.
How do you know whether or not you are in an unhealthy relationship?
For example: “If you call me names I will confront you about your behavior each and every time and will share my feelings with you. If you continue this behavior, I will weigh my options, including leaving this relationship.
I do not deserve this and I will not put up with it any longer”.
In other words, by watching how others handle relationships.
In early childhood, it is our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, and who ever else we were around on a regular basis.