Unhealthy boundaries involve a disregard for your own and others values, wants, needs, and limits. They can also lead to potentially abusive dating/romantic relationships and increase the chances of other types of abusive relationships as well.
What is an unhealthy boundary?
Unhealthy boundaries are, in reality, a lack of boundaries. They dont protect your best interests and they dont give you the mental, emotional, or physical space you deserve and need. Some examples of unhealthy boundaries are: When a parent dictates how their adult child should spend their free time or money.
Where do unhealthy boundaries come from?
People with poor boundaries typically come in two flavors: those who take too much responsibility for the emotions/actions of others and those who expect others to take too much responsibility for their own emotions/actions. Interestingly, these two types of people often end up in relationships together.