By Lyn Achieng’
Family is the greatest source of love and joy. Members of healthy families say that caring, communication and sharing of information and feelings tops the list. Sustaining serenity within the family is key and it calls for skills in solving family problems.
Ways of solving family problems.
- Resolving Conflict
In many conflict situations, many families struggle for power. When trying to resolve conflicts, family members need to be honest, talk openly and able to learn from each other. Resolving conflicts is to have good communication skills, listening to others and to say what you mean.
- Using Decision-Making
Families that solve conflicts and finds a solution to the problem, use decision-making skills. It involves agreeing on a solution to avoid an argument and show how mature and responsible you are. Decision-making skills can be difficult but it is worth the effort.
- Expressing Emotions
For communication and problems, learning to express emotions is important. Everyone might express anger at times that attack another person, usually worsen problems and blocks communication. It’s better to focus on your own feelings. Families can solve problems if they can express appreciation by showing respect for one another.
In addition, the key to keep the family healthy and avoid family problems is to make most of the time that families spend together like extended family members gathering during holidays or other events.
When there are problems, family members can help each other with understanding, advice and encouragement.
It is also important for family members to cooperate one another, spend time together, appreciate each other and share responsibilities.