How to Set Boundaries with Overbearing Loved Ones

It’s always important to spend time with the people you care for most. However, if pressure from loved ones is adding to your burnout, you’ve got to set boundaries.

Leigh Fisher
Jan 15, 2020 · 7 min read
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Many families value the family unit’s integrity and closeness over career progression.

You need to work extra hard at some points in your career to set yourself up to have more time in the future.

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Ultimately, your hard work will pay off. Loved ones may not be as certain of that as you are though.

Let your family know why your career matters to you in gentle and subtle ways.

Some families don’t value careers as much as you do.

You need time that is simply time for you.

Keep your life balanced and periodically evaluate your priorities.

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Writer and poet from Neptune. Instructional designer in NYC. Grad student at @NYUTandon studying Integrated Digital Media.

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Writer and poet from Neptune. Instructional designer in NYC. Grad student at @NYUTandon studying Integrated Digital Media.

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