Why Suffer At Home With Exhausting Family Emotional Struggles?
Must-Have Tips To Reduce That Family Drama
We have all struggled with the relationships in our lives from time to time – no one has a perfect relationship. No one. No matter how perfect a couple’s relationship or a family unit’s relationship might seem to the world, behind closed doors a very different dynamic may exist, at least occasionally. Frankly, even the closest of relationships takes hard work, attention, and dedication to survive in the long term.
The make or break skill in most relationships – communication. Good communication is a bit like a waltz… it takes timing, movement, and respect for each other to have even a chance at going smoothly. Respect each other’s opinions, wants, and needs. Actively listen to each other – don’t simply wait for the other person to stop talking so that you can speak. Try not to interrupt! Try to control defensiveness and anger. Those two things will stop communication dead in its tracks.
Kindness and Patience
This part seems so simple that it should almost go without saying. However, the simplest concepts can fall by the wayside when hurt and anger take over. Be kind. Be patient. Especially when the relationship in question is a couple, remember that you love one another. No matter how hurt or sad or angry you are, take a breath and try to remember just how much that other human being means to you. Say a kind word! Touch them with kindness! Be patient while they struggle to explain what they are feeling! Kindness and patience are completely free. Would you allow someone else to be cruel to your loved one? Of course not. Do not be cruel to them yourself in anger.
In The End…
In the end, you will have spats with family and with partners, but instead of clinging to anger and hurt feelings, remember the love you have for each other. That may be the very thing that saves your relationship.