Family Conflict

What is family conflict?

Conflict can arise in families when family members have particular views or beliefs that clash. A common issue between family members occurs when people misunderstand each other and jump to incorrect conclusions. When conflicts in a family are not resolved respectfully, other issues can emerge and cause more distress and resentment. Disagreeing is normal and occasional conflict is part of family life, but ongoing conflict is stressful and damages families. Conflicts can involve different combinations of family members, including between the couple, between parent and child, and between siblings.

What does family conflict look like? 

Causes for family conflict can be endless and range from very minor disagreements to overwhelming conflicts. Here are some causes of family conflict:

  • Money problems
  • Absent spouse
  • Poor intimacy
  • Birth of a child
  • A child becoming a young adult
  • Separation
  • Moving homes

How can family therapy help family conflict?

Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling that is designed to improve families communication and resolve conflicts. This is usually provided by a psychologist, clinical social worker or licensed therapist. Family therapy is typically short term and includes all members who are willing to participate. These therapy sessions will teach participating family members skills to expand connections and overcome oppositions. This can help families improve relationships with partners, children, inlaws, siblings, or other family members. 

When should I call your office? 

If you or your loved ones have concerns about family conflicts, you can work with a specialist. at Soma Therapy, we can help! Call 316-201-6047 or fill out our contact form to get help & learn more about family conflict today. We also often provide referrals in-town if we cannot connect you with the right resources within Soma Therapy. 

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