Communication is Key
No matter who is in direct conflict within the family, the arguing affects each and every person. It also affects the whole family unit. In order to get past the fighting and into a healthier place, you all need to learn more effective communication with one another.
Therapy for families is all about communication. More than anything else, each family member wants to feel heard. When families are in conflict, everyone feels like no one is listening to them. Therapy creates a safe space for each person to be able to clearly articulate their own experience. This alone is a powerful thing.
Of course, the other component to communication is learning to listen. Therapy allows each of you to say what is happening for you. It also provides you with the space and tools to learn how to truly listen to one another.
As you work through your family conflicts, you’ll be able to really hear each other without defensiveness.
You’ll remember what you love or appreciate about each other. You’ll gain new respect for how your family can function together as a whole. The more that you communicate effectively, the easier it will be to solve problems together, now and in the future.