Family issues and problems plague every household from time to time. Even a family that looks perfect to the outside world will undoubtedly face a few issues from time to time. Every year, it seems as though more people are attempting to offer up the perfect solution, including Pope Francis. On October 8, CatholicCulture.org reported on the Pope holding a special meeting with the Synod of Bishops to address family problems.
With so many people offering advice on family issues, one would think that most of these types of problems would be nipped in the bud. However, the universe is not so simple. Whether it is abuse, adultery, substance abuse or an angry teenager acting out to others in the household, every situation is unique. To expect universal results for everything is simply unrealistic.
Still, there are things that can be used in a wide range of circumstances, even if they do not help family problems end right away. Family help from an expert or group of experts could help to ease tensions and reduce anxiety. Once this has been accomplished, real dialogue can begin. Before people can start listening, they first need to start talking.
Family issues can be fixed, as long as people are willing to work on them. Once people have agreed to help themselves, they can take the first steps towards fixing their fractured family dynamic.