Someone I know made fun of the word “boundaries” yesterday, basically saying it is meaningless jargon. As much as I am sick of psychological jargon myself, I disagree. We all need boundaries. Not to say we won’t let some people in. But not the scammers, not the ones without a conscience, not the passive-aggressive (I know, more jargon), not the ones filled with hatred that they have to spew, never mind the cost to others, not the fake friends, etc. That’s just one aspect of the need for boundaries. I will take up others in another little piece.