Boundaries are taught by parents to their children from a very early age and are usually in place to protect them and the other children they come into contact with.
Generally, there are children who are lovely natured and probably wouldn’t be affected by having no boundaries, but the more wilful and determined child will probably stop at nothing without any boundaries in place. That kind of child would be a nightmare to manage, let alone live with.
But boundaries aren’t just for children; but serve adults too and are crucial if we are to build and implement healthy relationships. Adults without boundaries may be objectionable and will lack communication skills, because they’ve never learned what makes good communication. They may also act independently when making decisions without any regard for their partners.
Boundaries are there to help us adjust and live within the constraints of what we already know. They also help us communicate safely and effectively without us overstepping the mark on what we say.
This is the reason why boundaries are so important and why they must be maintained. Any differences must be respected.