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Dating Today
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Help Your Family Function Better

You might be experiencing changes in life situations and circumstances that affect your family dynamic from functioning as well as you like. Problems with one family member may be an indicator of a larger family problem. Family therapy is a particular approach to psychotherapy. Instead of addressing problems on an individual basis, family counseling recognizes that the problem impacts a number of people, rather than one person, and so the solution should involve all family members. It also can help solve conflicts among family members and teach them better ways to handle problems.

 

Specifically, therapeutic help for your family will offer valuable tools to help you:

  • Examine your family’s ability to solve problems and express thoughts and emotions in a productive manner

  • Explore family roles, rules and behavior patterns to identify issues that contribute to conflict — and ways to work through these issues

  • Identify your family’s strengths, such as caring for one another, and weaknesses, such as difficulty confiding in one another

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