Keep On Keepin’ On And Keep That Family Strong
Families can strange things. Blood connects us, but we don’t always get along. Trying to make your family work can constantly feel like a challenge. But they’re all you’ve got. So, you’re going to want to work at it and keep working at it until it just comes naturally. Whether you feel like you need to strengthen the bond with your wider family, or the little family you’ve built with your other half and your children, it can be done. You might find that different things get thrown at you in life, but you can handle them. Because everything makes you stronger eventually.
Sometimes, you can have ongoing fights with your Mom, or find that you just can’t see eye to eye with your partner’s parents, either way; you can work past it. If your marriage seems to be struggling, or you just can’t connect with your kids, you will be able to make everything right in the long run – if you all really want it enough. Families are tough, they’re always going to be tough, but if you really want to be happy, you can build a strong family unit that laughs. Even if any of the below come your way.
When You’re Overworked
When you’re overworked, you can often feel as if you’re running at a mile a minute. As a woman, not only may you be a Mum and the main caregiver for your children, you may also hold down a job (whether it’s part time, full time or your side hustle), and still be responsible for all or most of the chores at home. It’s a tough job, but you’ve still got to do it. And sometimes, it can make you feel like you’re going to crack. But, you have to do what you can to see the greater good and keep that family of your as strong as ever.
When Money Is Tight
Money is always a sore subject. Whether you never have enough, or you have too much (that’ll be the day), it’s always something that comes in-between friends and families. If your family earnings are quite tight, you may feel the strain when you’re trying to provide for your kids, or when things go wrong. But fighting won’t solve anything. Instead, you have to stick together to get through the tough times, ready to enjoy the good times.
When You Have Different Interests
There can be many reasons why couples conflict. Sometimes, life’s pressures can get in the way. And sometimes, we grow apart. But, if you really want to keep your family unit safe and secure, you have to learn to compromise. You have different interests, meaning that you always want to do various activities with the kids, but you love each other, and you need to make it work – so compromise will work wonders here.
When Your Kids Act Up
When your kids behave badly or feel like a handful, you can often feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. It can really suck. Then, all you want to do is get a little break or some help from your husband. But, even if he does support you, you still need to crack those problems and work on changing your child’s behaviour for the better. That way, you can work on tightening your family bond overall.
When Work Takes Over
Sometimes, you can feel as if work is ruling your life. And sometimes, it’s not even your job that dominates it – but your husbands. After a busy day yourself, running the house and looking after the kids, the last thing you want is for his work stresses to creep into your family life. But, you have to understand that you’re both going to be suffering from stress in different ways. The way to resolve it is to come together, switch off together and try to enjoy being together without the external issues.
When Your Families Conflict
Families can be a difficulty within families. Sometimes, you just can’t see eye to eye with your in-laws. Whether it’s over differences in beliefs or how they treat others, or even just a general disagreement, you can often find toxic in-laws to be a significant strain on your happy family. However, you’re going to need to either agree to disagree on the subject or look past your issues to keep your own family unit tight.
When Your Kids Are Struggling
As a parent, you care more about your children than you ever could yourself. It’s just a natural instinct. So when you discover that they’re struggling in school, you can want to be able to do anything you can to help them. It can often put enormous pressure on you, or even your relationship. However, remember that you’re stronger together and will get through it as a family.
When You Suffer A Loss
Grief is all consuming. When you lose a loved one, you can feel as if your whole world has been turned upside down. But, don’t let it break up your family unit. Instead, you need to let tragedy and loss bring you together, to show how strong you are and make you closer. Families can be super strong at times like this, so let them be.
When Your Kids Leave Home
There will come a time when your children will be old enough to leave home. Whether they head off to college at a young age or leave you when they’re big enough to have their own family, it can be a life changing experience. Not only do you need to stay close to your children, but you may also want to work on your relationship so that you can rekindle your connection.
When Your Schedules Overlap
And then, there’s always that age old problem of being in the wrong place, at the wrong time in your relationship. For many different reasons, you can find that your schedules just aren’t in sync. When you barely see each other, you can feel like you’re drifting apart. But, to strengthen your bond, you’re going to want to learn how to reconnect and build up your connection once again.
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