The more I work this program, the more I recognize steps I need to take in my life to feel my emotions and address stressors which are in my control. Here is one stressor that has been weighing on me - although a relatively minor type of stress, it causes me to worry and prevents me from caring for myself, which then makes me feel frustrated, irritated, and angry: When I go to the gym, I do it for me, it's my time, and I've started doing (silent) affirmations while I work out (i.e., "I am healthy," "I am safe") -- I'm finding this powerful! But, there is one male who constantly interrupts me and will stand and talk to me about whatever is on his mind. He does not respond to my hints (i.e., "I need to finish and get to an appointment" or just backing up and walking away (he follows me)). It's so frequent that I dread going to the gym, even though it's important to me. I have promised myself I will draw a clear boundary so I can get my own needs met (i.e., looking forward to going to the gym and using it as time to care for myself). Can anyone - especially a male - tell me what exactly I need to say to make my boundary stick, without making a big scene (because we live in the same community - I don't want to create a new awkward problem while trying to fix this one!)?