Tending Fences: Building Safe and Healthy Relationship Boundaries; The Parables of Avery Soul
Terry Barnett-Martin , author
Have you ever been in a relationship or friendship where you felt you were... Always on shaky ground, never sure what was going to happen? In a mental and emotional wrestling match that left you tired and on guard? Invisible and never taken seriously? Or taken for granted, pushed around, even bullied? We all want to feel safe and contented in our relationships, and the key is good fences. Let’s face it, everything in life is about relationships...with ourselves, other people, ideas, food, money...everything. When we have good boundaries or fences in our relationships, we flourish. When our fences are broken or nonexistent, we suffer and can cause suffering for others. In Tending Fences, Avery Soul discovers that in order to feel secure and happy in his world, he must build and repair the fences that run along the borders of his vast land adjoining his many neighbors. The fences he builds vary according to his relationship with each neighbor. Some connections feel safe and easy and the fences are simple. Others are imposing and treacherous and necessitate a higher, stronger fence. Tending Fences, is a collection of simple, yet profound parables that speak directly to the heart and intuition, making it easy to build proper fences and have a true sense of well being.