How to Set Boundaries with People Who Push Your Buttons

Setting healthy boundaries with difficult people is one of the greatest ways we can protect ourselves from unnecessary stress in our lives

Janice Eastman


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In this day and age, everyone is quick to anger and easily offended.

You can be having an innocent conversation with a friend, and suddenly, they are upset with you. And your head is left confused — wondering what you said, did, or didn’t do.

It can be challenging to deal with people with short fuses and always looking for a fight. Maybe you have a family member criticizing you or a coworker always trying to one-up you.

Setting boundaries with these people is crucial for your mental and emotional well-being.

It is important to remember that you are not responsible for other people’s happiness.

Just because someone is unhappy with their life does not mean they have the right to take it out on you.

It is also important to remember that you cannot change or fix other people.

The problem with some people is that they don’t know when to stop and take things too far until they finally cross the line.

If you’re tired of being emotionally and physically worn down by this type of person, it’s time to set clear boundaries to protect yourself from further harm and potential abuse.

This step-by-step guide on how to set boundaries with people who push your buttons will walk you through each process step by step so you can get everything

Defining Your Boundaries

Many people in our lives push our buttons.

Whether it’s a coworker, friend, or family member, we have all come across someone who pushes us to the brink of our patience and often makes us feel like we are on the verge of a mental breakdown.

When this person is in your life, it can be challenging to set boundaries.

You must know how you want others to treat you and what is acceptable for them to say or do around you.



Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.