With most every family there are going to be struggles and in some cases even controversies as to he or she didn’t get this because of this or that. The guilt, the lack, or the excess– no one seems to be happy in family conversations these days. Not sure why this has to be or why we tend to think we are all at fault or pointing the finger. When you keep emotions bottled up for any reason, or the lines of communication are closed because of fear of what someone else might think. This might be the start of the true problem!
Have you been ignoring that family member wants to talk to you? We need to make time for our family members. We are in this together and are a team together. We shouldn’t hurt our loved ones if we are speaking from our own heart with love. When we speak out of fear, hurt, and anger we have already lost our voice in the conversation and the family closes down on what we are trying to say.
Respect is an earned privilege for our youth that adults instill in their children and hopefully is an upright attitude kept as an adult. As we use our open lines of communication let us remember this as we speak to one another. Let us remember never to say anything out of ignorance or hatred to our loved ones. Really no one deserves this kind of communication, but especially those we say we love. You can tough love someone in a different way without speaking to them in a condescending way.
To the families that have the open lines of communication and can talk about anything, cheers to you! I encourage your thoughts and feedback.