Family relationships can be difficult and stressful, yet for most people, their families are the most important people in the world!
Most of us know our family members inside out and as these are often the closest people to us, we tend to have no barriers in saying how we feel, venting or offloading on them. Sometimes relations will say they know you better than you know yourself. As families, our natural need is to protect those close to us and regardless of the situation, we are always likely to point out mistakes. What we really want for our families is for them to be happy, safe and protected but this instinctive want can often be met with arguments.
When children reach late teenage years, their natural desire is to become independent yet they have limited experience in 'true life'. Disagreements and arguments can cause tension in the household and sometimes influence relationships between parents and siblings.
There is no limit to when disagreements can happen in families, whether the family members involved are young or old, it can often be very difficult to overcome disputes, agree to disagree - and somehow carry on life as normal. It can be hurtful and many feel they lack the support and encouragement they once had in their family. This is where family therapy comes in, it's about gaining an understanding between you so that the situation can be resolved as much as possible, allowing for relationships to heal.