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Setting Boundaries

Setting boundaries is a normal and healthy part of any relationship, especially romantic or sexual ones!

Types of Boundaries




If someone is crossing your boundaries, is not willing to discuss boundaries with you, or is guilt-tripping you for even having boundaries, your relationship may be unhealthy.

What To Do if Someone Repeatedly Crosses Boundaries

Additional Resources

If you are in an unhealthy relationship and a boundary is crossed, having a conversation with your partner may not be a safe option for you. If you need assistance or want to learn how to communicate your boundaries in a healthy way please reach out to Confidential Advocacy Services at VCU by calling 804-828-6200 or emailing

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