A Family is the basic unit in a society and conflicts within a family are not necessarily a sign of lack of unity among the members. It may occur due to differences of opinion, views, misunderstanding, financial issues, spending habits, cleanliness, extra marital affairs, sibling rivalry and property disputes. Sometimes, it could occur due to the addition of a new member to the family through marriage. Attitude of teenagers, grandparents, lack of respect, poor communication between members, and unreasonable expectations on children may also raise conflicts.
The family atmosphere should be joyous, fun, entertaining, happy and should foster love among the members. When there are unresolved conflicts, the joy of togetherness doesn’t prevail. When the relations are strained, life becomes stressful and could even lead to diseases. The disintegration of joint families and the rise of nuclear families, working spouses, children more influenced by peers and television- all these create new crises within families to be dealt with.
Here are six ways to handle family conflicts