*Self-Assessment: Is Your Family On The Right Track?

Thursday, January 02, 2020
Family life has always been challenging for people. Simply sharing a space with other humans is enough to make most people frustrated, and this can be even worse when you share the same flesh and blood. A lot of people don’t realise that their family life is in a bad shape, instead living in a situation which makes them and those they care about unhappy, and this is something which impacts countless people. Of course, though, you have the power to change this. To help you out, this post will be exploring some of the best ways to assess your family life, giving you the chance to make changes for the better.

The Time You Spend Together

One of the easiest signs of discord in your family will be visible when you spend time together. The time you spend with your partner, children, and other family members should be filled with joy. You shouldn’t dread these times, and you shouldn’t find yourself worried about what you should do or say. If you find yourself anxious about these times, it could be worth thinking about why you feel that way. In a lot of cases, it could be something small, like someone in the household being in a bad mood. Once you determine the source, solving it will be much simpler.

The Experiences

You Share It’s becoming increasingly common for families to gather at the end of the evening, sitting down to watch their favourite shows on TV. While this isn’t a bad thing in itself, it is often the only time a family will be with one another, and television shows simply aren’t the best experiences to share. You should be having fun together, learning new things and pushing yourselves out of your comfort zones. The more experiences you have with one another, the tighter the bond you will form.

Is It Normal?

There are few things about family life which will feel normal, and this can make it hard to know whether or not your balance is a healthy one. Family solicitors can be very helpful in determining how what is right for your family is. It will be easy for professionals like this to figure out whether or not you spend enough time together, if you’re doing the right activities, and if your general dynamic is a healthy one. You have to be willing to accept some change when you go through this process. While you may not be perfect, you can always make improvements, and this will only be possible if you put the right effort into it.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of figuring out whether or not your family is on the right track. It can be hard to know if you’re doing things well as a parent, but it shouldn’t be too tricky to make improvements once you’ve determined the weakest links. Every family is different and they are all equally valid and as long as everyone is healthy and happy, you're on the right track!

Do you have any advice on family relationships or communication tips? 

*Pre-written and collaborative 

11 comments

  1. I think the only advice I have is to listen. When stuff happens you tend to talk and talk and not always listen to what the other person is saying. It makes life easier!

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  2. I only have 2 brothers and they live on the other side of the world and I haven't seen them for 5 years so I haven't got much advice to give lol x

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  3. I don't have any advice, everyone's family life is so different x

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  4. Communication is definitely important!

    Candice

    natalyaamour.com

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  5. Making sure that you're only a phone call away really helps! X

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  6. Communication is so important for my family, especially right now!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  7. I don't really have any tips right now as I've been in a tricky situation with mine for a while now. Communication helps if everyone is prepared to listen to one another xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  8. Relationships within each family are so different, very difficult subject to give advice on x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  9. My mum and I watch the same shows from 2 hours away from one another - we quite like it!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  10. I think living away from my family helps me really value and make the most of the time we have together

    Jasmine xx



    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  11. Families are a funny old thing. Is there a 'normal' family?! What my family think is normal, my husband thinks is strange and vice versa!
    Em x

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