Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Traits of a Healthy Family

When thinking about healthy traits i can't not help but think about what is un-healthy. I've been married for 7 months now, and I have experienced and have known for a long time that a lack or communication, or bad communication causes more and more problems as time goes by. It's a inevitable thing that we will go through, and i can not think of one family who has this struggle within their relationship. Communication is one of many traits to a healthy family we are going to talk about. Learning how to communicate back and fourth is vital in all relationships because 1. what you say might, not be how they heard it. Or You might say something you didn't mean. If you are not married, you will experience this and if you are married this is an every day thing that you and our spouse is working on. Another triat of a healthy family is that they affirm and support each other: This could be in times of trial on one side, or in sending your son or daughter off to collage. It the thought of each other be confident in who they are and who they are as a family. Another one is that they have respet for each other and through this others learn what respet is. It's sort of a definition of the word, but them applyed in their everyday living. Another is that the family develop a sense of trust for each other. The husband and wife trust each other, when their children prove themselves worth of doing something the parents trust for them grows. But the hardest thing we have to mention is how hard is it to gain trust back? Very. When the trust is broken before two different people, or multiple people there is a scar there and there is no confidence for that person. Others are, Have a sense of play and humor, share responsibiliy, they teach a sense of right and wrong, they have a stone sense of family oriented time (christmas, etc.), they share a religious core with each other....
These listes are some triats to a healthy family. I know that with in every family there are times of struggles and frustrations, but on the other end there is things that are great and encouraging. What we want as a family is to be healthy. And these are some steps on how to grow and be healthy as a family.

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