We’ve spoken about why boundaries can help a safe space feel safer. But what really can happen when boundaries are ignored or violated in a safe space, to make it unsafe?

These are but some of the outcomes, and if someone chooses to stay in that space despite these things happening, they can get very badly hurt. This can happen to both the person sharing information, as well as the listener.

That defeats the purpose of a safe space.

There is always the possibility that someone uses this as a reason to create a very limited safe space. If that is too limited to share information in, we can also maintain our boundaries to acknowledge this – and walk away. Possibly while giving feedback that this space cannot feel safe due to the limits imposed.

Keep your (safe space) boundaries well.