In general, a boundary informs you as to what is acceptable and what is not.
Expectations are often implied in boundaries, particularly emotional boundaries.
For some people who have grown up around this kind of behavior it can almost seem normal or OK. Many of us learn from watching and imitating the people close to us.
So someone who has lived around violent or disrespectful behavior may not have learned how to treat others with kindness and respect or how to expect the same treatment.
Hopefully, you and your significant other are treating each other well. Take a step back from the dizzying sensation of being swept off your feet and think about whether your relationship has these qualities: A relationship is unhealthy when it involves mean, disrespectful, controlling, or abusive behavior.
“Good fences make good neighbors”-Robert Frost What exactly is a boundary, when it comes to relationships?
Meanwhile, even though you might feel bad or feel for someone who's been mistreated, you need to take care of yourself — it's not healthy to stay in a relationship that involves abusive behavior of any kind.
When a boyfriend or girlfriend uses verbal insults, mean language, nasty putdowns, gets physical by hitting or slapping, or forces someone into sexual activity, it's a sign of verbal, emotional, or physical abuse.
Machismo takes forms in various ways and often is culturally ingrained within Latinx communities.
Machismo within our Latinx communities is most commonly presented in sets of heavily enforced gender norms and expectations.