Conflict generally refers to disagreement between two parties or more due to different opinions, needs and interests. When family has their own conflict, it will only bring chaos and lead to long term damage. There are different causes of family conflict. It can be a result from a workaholic husband whose wife feels neglected and children who are afraid of the constant fighting at home. There is also the possibility of lack of good parenting skills that may lead to verbal, emotional and physical abuse.
In order to be supportive and understanding, here are some practical steps to help you to resolve family conflict. First of all, take your time to discuss with other family members. Identify the problems and try to tell them your feelings and emotions. Choose your words carefully when expressing your feelings. After identifying the problem, discuss possible solutions and allow all the members to participate in the discussion. And remember to listen to everyoneâ€™s opinion with an open mind. It will help you to understand and accept the situation. However, discussions can get heated. When that happens, stay calm and continue the conversation after everyone gets to cool down. Then it is time to think of an alternative and solution to solve the problem. Get all the opinion before finalizing the decision. It is then time to act. Bear in mind that it is not a good idea to simply create a solution to resolve the conflict. Act according to the decision made earlier.
It is always important to communicate with other family members to resolve the conflict. Learn to listen and talk to one another. Family conflict resolution works in long term and may change your life completely. So take on the challenge to live a new way of life.