The kids are driving you crazy, your spouse doesn’t seem to appreciate you and the daily grind is getting you down. You may be stuck in the same old patterns of communication that just lead you into a spiral of anger and frustration but you don’t know how to get out of it. You’re wondering ‘is this it? There must be more to life than this.’ No matter how hard you try to talk to one another things just don’t get better.
Family Therapy Can Help
Family therapy is a great way to bring the entire family together, figure out what is problematic for each member of the family and create a safe space to talk about the problems and, as a family, create solutions that lead to happier lives together.
There are countless reasons a family may need help from a therapist. Perhaps you’re bringing a new baby home and the older kids are struggling or maybe things have changed so much since becoming parents that you’re not sure how to connect with your spouse anymore. Communication is almost always an issue when families have problems and it’s not unusual that one member of the family becomes the ‘bad guy’ or the ‘identified patient.’
When your family participates in therapy together you all have an equal opportunity to say what is on your mind, and with the help of the therapist, each person’s issues become important and are heard by others in the family. Sometimes the sessions are all together and sometimes they are with the adults only. By exploring the issues, talking calmly and with the intent to hear one another, progress can be made in resolving problems and families can start to enjoy each other more.