What I Wish I Knew About Boundaries

I had no idea what boundaries were until well into my 30's. Saying no to someone else, what the heck is that like?

Boundaries were like a foreign language I had no idea how to interpret. They were something I saw as negative, selfish, and inconsiderate. Honestly, I hadn't been taught anything different. I never thought of boundaries as part of being a healthy human or an option because it meant I'd be disappointing someone else for my own needs... and that was just unimaginable.