Establishing Boundries?

Hi Brook,

I was listening to your podcast on “Being Coached” and you mentioned how your relationship with your mother was not so wonderful in the past. You mentioned it wasn’t until you started establishing boundries. What exactly did you mean? My mother and I have a somewhat volitile relationship (getting better) but I find I still don’t have a lot of patience with her. Her attention span is so short (all siblings agree). It’s frustrating when she’ll ask me a question about kids, myself, and as soon as I begin to answer, she’ll interrupt and start talking about herself. Our relationship is really only by phone and seeing her once or twice a year because she lives far away. How do you establish boundries on a long distance relationship? By boundries did you mean certain subjects you shall and shall not have with your mom? or did you mean distance?