Boundaries are a direct indicator of mental health - of an individual, of a couple and of a family unit. The ability to articulate and enforce these boundaries are a function of your self-esteem, as an individual, couple or a family. The concept of strong boundaries is antithetic to the Indian culture, where we are all about selflessness and service. So, when you first discover the concept of boundaries, as an Indian, the first feelings that visit you are guilt and shame.
Reading about this has honestly blown my mind. Thanks for the perspective!