Bottom Lines…we all have them, don’t we?

What are your personal limits in relationships with a partner, friend, family member or co-worker? Is there a bottom line, on which, if crossed, the relationship is ruined? What exactly is a personel bottom line and how do you state it? People don’t just wake up one day and find they have reached their bottom line. It happens over time. Maybe reaching a bottom line is something you really learn about yourself through experience. The things that happen to you and the way you react to it teaches you that when someone does this, you are not ok with that. One thing is sure, once a bottom line is recognized, it must be acknowledged and you must be prepared to act on it. Everyone has bottom lines, it just a matter of whether we recognize, acknowledge and act on them.

When boundaries are clear, and your bottom lines are known, there is no misunderstanding. What is the guideline? The bottom line is the end of the line. Boundaries may be key. Your bottom line may be a statement on your personal boundaries. Seems obvious, but applying your own boundaries to another persons actions is hazy.

I am just throwing this out here to see if anyone can add something in theory, experience or conjecture. Think about it…What’s your bottom line and what does it mean?