How To Mend Broken Family Ties

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Old 31-Mar-2011
How To Mend Broken Family Ties

Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts. Although it is said that an ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship, more often than not, we find ourselves drifting from our relatives because of either a fight, distance or even a crisis. We all like the movies in which the family stays together, work together and live together no matter what. However, in reality instead of trying to mend the relationship, we tend to ignore the relatives and move on. What we donít realize is that these relatives will only help us in our tough time and will stay with us in our bad days. You need to remember that it is the family that keeps you going and they are the ones who want the best for you and believe in the best in you. Although mending a relationship can be really tough but once the relationship is restored, there is no better feeling than that. Read on to know ways to mend broken family ties, rekindle the faith and trust again in a relationship.

Mending Broken Family Ties

Take The Initiative

Generally, when a conflict occurs, no person from the two parties, want to initiate the apology and thus the family ties are broken. When there are so many people in the family, it is natural to have conflicts. However, it is also very essential to mend those ties, as there is no support bigger than a support from the family. The best way to resolve conflict and mend ties is by taking the initiative. No matter whether you were at the wrong side or the right side, take the initiative to apologize and open the communication channels between both sides. It will not only amend the predicament but will also make you happier. Taking initiative may seem like a risk or you may feel fear of being rejected, but it will eventually give you satisfaction and will mend the broken ties too.

Keep In Touch
Sometimes the misunderstanding occurs because the family who lives far from each other, kind of drifts apart and thus the family ties loosens up. Keeping in touch will not only ensure strengthened ties but will also make you feel more secure. Even when you are trying to amend the relationship, you need to keep in touch to make sure that no other problems crop up between both the parties and to keep the relationship engaging.

Donít Hold Grudges
When you hold grudges for anyone in your family, you are never able to forgive and forget and that makes mending the broken ties very difficult. You really need to let go of the grudge and embrace your family with both hands. It will make you feel good too.

Invite Them To Your Home
It is generally seen that you get to see most of the relatives only during weddings and funerals. Itís mainly because they are not given much importance and invited to any functions and reunions other than weddings and funerals. It is very important to understand the importance of relatives. Make occasions to invite your relatives at home and make them a part of your special days. It will keep the communication channel open and there wonít be any place for any misunderstanding to crop up.

Visit Your Relatives
Visiting your relatives will not only help in strengthening the bond but will also give you a necessary break from the daily monotonous life. It is sure to bring you closer to your relatives. However, make sure that you donít overdo in your enthusiasm of visiting your relatives that you becomes a nuisance for them. Always take permission and inform them about your visit.

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