How Family Therapy Can Bring You Closer Together
Oct 17, 2016
It can be easy to sweep family disputes under the rug and hope they will go away on their own. But family issues can run deep, leading to serious problems such as depression, anxiety and even separation or estrangement. Here are some ways family therapy can help rebuild relationships:
1. Get to the bottom of issues
You may find yourself squabbling with your children about small, everyday issues, but the root of the problem might run deeper than just a single instance. Family therapy can help you determine what past traumas or misconceptions are creating friction in the first place. Once you have identified root problems, you can all start working towards healing and figuring out how to move forward in the future.
2. Gives everyone a chance to speak
Trying to hold a calm conversation with your family when you all have differing opinions can quickly turn into an argument that only serves to make things worse. Family therapy, on the other hand, gives each family member a chance to talk and a chance to listen. Your therapist serves as a facilitator for difficult conversations instead of as a decider about who is right or wrong, which can lead to more open lines of communication.
3. Shows you care about your relationships with family members
Agreeing to attend family therapy with the family members you are disputing with demonstrates that you truly care about your relationship. You are willing to spend the time outside of your home to figure out the best ways to move forward with your relationship. While you may never see eye to eye on every topic, going to family therapy can be an important step toward letting your loved ones know you care and that you want things to be better.
If you're ready to bring your family closer together, consider
attending family therapy sessions. If you live near the Fresno area and
want to learn more, contact us today.