Family Conflict

Family Conflict Overcoming Adversity

Family Conflict

Overcoming Family Conflict

While the family system is a system in which we can find love, support, and people who understand us, it can also be one of the most conflictual systems we will ever be involved in.

Families experience conflict for a wide variety of reasons. Grandparents do not approve of how parents are raising their children. Mother and Father have different parenting styles causing not only conflict in their relationship but also sending mixed messages to children about what is right and wrong and what family expectations are. Parents can even work against each other by trying to befriend their children in an effort to turn the children against the other parent. Children can manipulate parents and turn them against each other. Family members can hold things against one another never forgiving a situation and moving forward into the healing process.

It is important to get these situations under control and for change to happen in unhealthy situations for a number of reasons. First, spending your life in a constant state of conflict does not make for a happy life for anyone and no one wants to live a constantly miserable life. Secondly, how children see adults in their lives act will dictate how they choose to interact as adults themselves. Third, a healthy family system can be very beneficial in times of trauma and life changes. These are just a few of the many reasons why solving family conflict can be very beneficial for everyone involved.

Some techniques that I have used in working with families in conflict include: the development of communication skills; discussing parenting styles and how parents can “meet in the middle” of their styles to promote a more united front with their children; forgiveness and trust rebuilding; and working with parents to develop strong plans for structure within their home. These techniques have been very effective in reducing family conflict and helping families to live a happier, healthier life together.


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Parenting Issues Overcoming Adversity

Parenting Issues

Behavior Issues Overcoming Adversity

Behavior Issues

Relationship Counseling Overcoming Adversity

Relationship Counseling

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