How Family Therapy Can Improve Your Relationship With Your Parents
Nov 23, 2017
Growing up, most people were told over and over again that families were meant to stick together through thick and thin. So when you end up wanting to distance yourself from your own parents, it can become a very painful and isolating experience. Painful because it hurts to not have a close bond with your parents when everyone else seems to have the perfect relationship with theirs; isolating because you feel as if others would judge you for not having a good relationship with your parents.
While it might feel as if you're the only one having trouble maintaining a healthy parent-child relationship. The truth is many adults are finding themselves estranged from their parents. Still, if the idea of becoming estranged from your parents make you feel unhappy, it is possible to do something about it. Family therapy can improve your relationship with your parents as you can see from the reasons below.
Develop Healthy Boundaries
One of the biggest problems many families have is the lack of healthy boundaries. Without healthy boundaries in place, family members can have a hard time getting along with one another. By going to family therapy, the therapist can help you and your parents come up with a plan to not only develop but also maintain healthy boundaries that are so necessary for preventing problems from arising.
Better Understanding of Everyone's Feelings
Miscommunication can easily lead to misunderstanding. That's why family therapy almost always involve learning to communicate better with everyone in the family. In the process, empathy will develop as everyone better understand each other's feelings.
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Category: Family Therapy