If you want your relationships with others to be healthy, draw the line so everyone is clear on their role in your life. We must set boundaries in every relationship. Sometimes we want people to be something that they are not. Boyfriends are not husbands and our children are not our friends. When the line is not drawn, you heighten the risk of getting taken advantage of. When you draw the line to set boundaries in each relationship, you are more likely to get your expectations met and the respect that you deserve. Each party should be clear on their roles and also examine expectations and limitations. By doing this, you get a fair chance to determine if the relationship is healthy or if there are other things (or people) to consider. Drawing the line not only set boundaries but it also demonstrates standards.