If Your Family Is Breaking Down, Don’t Give Up

January 20, 2019 8:28 pm

When times get tough, and they often will, many people give up. But, when you have a family, this is not something that you should do. You should be trying everything possible to keep your family together and not break apart. This might not seem like it is going to work at the time, but even if it isn’t, at least you have it a try. So, in this article we are going to talk about some of the things that you can try when your family seems to be breaking down.

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Communicate

The first and most important thing that you need to be doing is communicating. Without this, nobody is going to know or understand how anyone else is feeling which can lead to a lot of issues. For example, if one of you is feeling sad and the other one makes a joke about it, you might not realise how much that actually could have hurt. Or, you might think everything is fine but that is not how someone else feels. The only way to know any of these things is through open and honest communication within your family.

If you find that it is tough for your family to sit in a group and do something, then try talking to each other one on one. This might make it more comfortable, and there may be some members of the family that are easier to talk to than others. As long as the information necessary gets relayed to everyone so that you are all on the same page, that is the most important thing.

The Love Is Still There

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Second, it is important to know that the love is still there. Some people might be having issues with members of the family. Or, it might be the case that none of you are very close. It doesn’t matter because you all still love each other. As long as this is true, then it is going to be worth trying anything to keep your family together.

It is not just important that you and your partner know that, but your kids as well. They are a huge part of your family and they need to know that everyone is loved, and that will never change. This should make it easier for everyone to talk and at least be civil with each other until the other disputes are settled.

Compromise

Finally, you need to be willing to compromise. You can’t get everything you want and instead of heading for a quick divorce every time something doesn’t go your own way, you need to be willing to come to an arrangement. By doing this, you are showing the other people in your life that you can adjust, be flexible and that everyone is listening to the needs of everyone else. This is what a family is made of, and if yours doesn’t have this at the moment, then you need to work to get it back. It can be hard, and sometimes you are not going to want to compromise, but remember the bigger picture in all of this.

Hopefully you have found this article enlightening, and now have a few ideas on what to do if your family is breaking down, but you’re not ready to give up.

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