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How can you strengthen family relationships in order to improve your social health?

How can you strengthen family relationships in order to improve your social health?

Therapy: Family therapy can be effective, provided all family members are open to the experience and are willing to participate. Contact your local state psychological association(s) to see who does family therapy in your area. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Family Relationships (Definition)

Family relationships is a topic that includes interactions between parents, between parents and their children, between siblings, and even between members of a family and other relatives such as grandparents, ...Read more


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Advice for dealing with difficult family relationships over the holidays?

Advice for dealing with difficult family relationships over the holidays?

See below: Hard to answer without knowing any specifics. However, do you need to attend family function, for example? If you need to be with with the family, remember, you cannot change your family, but you can only change how your reactions and ways you deal with your family. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to deal with bad family relationships?

Can you tell me how to deal with bad family relationships?

Consider therapy: Individual therapy can help you sort out and find different ways to handle family relationships. You can also consider family therapy to work with members of your family with a therapis. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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How do chronic illnesses affect family relationships usually?

How do chronic illnesses affect family relationships usually?

Two ways: Chronic illnesses can bring a family closer together or push a family further apart. One of the key factors is how the person with the chronic illness behaves. The other factor is how other family members respond to the chronic illness. One of the most important skills is learning acceptance. A book by jon kabat-zinn titled "where ever you go, there you are" is a good resource for this area. ...Read more

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Why are early family relationships predictive of later marital problems?

Why are early family relationships predictive of later marital problems?

We learn most of how: 2 relate 2 our husbands and wives from observing how our parents related 2 one another. If relationships were healthy in our early lives, we tend 2 have an easier time finding partners and working through difficulties as an adult. If, on the other hand, relationships were toxic, we may b attracted 2 the wrong types of people and repeat our parents' mistakes. Psychotherapy can help avoid this. ...Read more

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My add is affecting family relationships and I am not sure what to do?

See your doctor: Significant add can adversely affect life, work, relationship, parenting, school performance etc...So, if you have significant problems, even if it is not add, i would suggest seeing your doc for an evaluation to see if treatment is appropriate for you. Obviously u are in distress so why not call your doc today? Good luck. ...Read more

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Help with hatred between my bf and dad, its affecting family relationships?

ID causes: If you can identify underlying causes of the hatred, this may be a starting point. Also, not everyone is going to like the potential mate their child chooses. Consider talking to your father about why he disapproves of your boyfriend. By identifying the behaviors, values or issues you can then look to see if there are ways to improve the interaction between dad and boyfriend. ...Read more

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How do I get over bad experiences with family relationships?

Psychotherapy: There are various ways a person can work through bad experiences with family relationships. One way is to read a good self-help book on relationships. Another way may be to join a support group. A third method is to seek a professional who helps in this area. ...Read more

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Are church elders good for advice on family relationships, or are they too biased?

Yes and No: Church elders can provide advice on family relationship to the extent that they have the knowledge, training and experience to do so. However, like any profession, it is important that a person only "practice" within his or her area of expertise. Knowing one's limit and then providing a professional referral is important. ...Read more