Family & Motherhood TLC Thursday Watch

How to Effectively Activate a “Time-Out” on Someone You Love

I know one thing is for sure… family drama will never go out of style, because as long as you are living… you might have family, and if you have family, you’ve had SOME kind of family struggle at SOME point in your life and if you don’t… Well… You lie about other things too.

Throughout the years I’ve talked about how important it is to create boundaries in your relationships. Especially for people who seem to lack respect. The only problem is, how do you do that with people you are supposed to be “loyal” to?

A lot of my ladies struggle with this and one of the most common questions I get is, “how can I still love my family but also get them to respect my… (insert filler word) boundaries, wishes, life…?”

Well, you can’t.


Yes, my love. you can’t make anyone do anything! But you can pull the TIME-OUT card. This is seriously the best invention since giving someone the hand or … the emoji middle finger.

In a recent poll we did on Facebook, we asked this question and got mixed results:

I’m curious… What’s YOUR response?

Anyways, since that poll we did a Facebook Live session with two of the most influential people in my life, Zen Rose Garden and we covered every question under the sun regarding family! But something kept lingering… and that was this idea of the TIME-OUT CARD.

So I am here to explain what this card means and how to use it effectively.

As always, please leave your comments below! We LOOOOVE hearing from you!

About the author

Christal Fuentes

Christal is the Founder of The Ladies Coach. She lives and BREATHES her belief which is that you can’t find fulfillment in life WITHOUT mastering the art of relationships!

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