Strong, positive relationships help us
build trust and feel supported. Having people
around us who can share positive and difficult
times can also help us manage stress when things
become tough. Children first learn about
relationships from their own families. Following
are what some experts have said about healthy
Family is like branches on a
tree. We grow in different
directions yet our roots remain one.
relationships we experience with the people
around us have a great influence on our
wellbeing. Strong, positive relationships help
us build trust and feel supported. We first
learn about relationships from our own family.
Our family gives us model
from which we start
to discover how to build relationships
throughout our lives.
all the dust is settled and all the
crowds are gone, the things that
matter are faith, family, and
I have learned that healthy family
relationships can foster a feeling of love and
security in all family members. For those of us
who are fortunate enough to have an intact
family, it can be one of the greatest blessings
anybody have have: a nurturing and caring
environment which helps us grow into
well-balanced, happy and successful adults. Here
are some of the essentials in building a strong,
and healthy family unit.
- Good communication is
crucial for any healthy relationship as it makes
it easier to resolve conflicts and build strong
connections. Families should indulge in
communicating with honesty and with openness.
They should listen to one another with the aim
of understanding, which can help promote
- Families that share
similar beliefs and values can develop a great
bond as it supports in creating a sense of
intimacy and belonging. It can generate an
environment of security and closeness which can
become a source of strength in times of
difficulties. It can also help in founding a
reliable support system where members of the
family are truly devoted to each other.
- Stable families don’t
shy away from showing care and affection through
hugs, kisses, words, and acts of thoughtfulness.
An individual’s opinion or idea is respected and
valued which can help relationships to flourish
and grow. Sharing of positive feelings like
appreciation and admiration for each other can
assist in setting up a bond of inseparability.
- Close families
regularly share life experiences which help
bring family members closer. It can facilitate a
commitment of spending time together, engaging
in activities that the family enjoy doing, like
playing games, reading, sports, and camping.
- Close-knit families
follow the norm, ‘family always comes first’. No
amount of trials or difficulties can shake the
unwavering faith that they have in each other.
This constant dedication towards each other
helps them sail through both bad and worse
times. The hard times motivate them to get
together to find solutions and correct problems.
6. Support - Healthy families are
there for each other through thick and thin.
They refuse to give up on one another when
situations become unpleasant. Their associations
are not subject to changing circumstances. No
matter what, they stay together and support
every family member providing the reassurance
which may help overcome the adverse conditions.
7. Acceptance - Successful families
have mutual respect for each other. They
understand each other's unique qualities and
accept each other's flaws. They avoid passing
judgments or negative remarks. Such an attitude
can inspire family members to conduct themselves
in a positive way infusing each other with
confidence and self-worth.
8. Boundaries - Members of good
families create healthy boundaries and refrain
from intruding in each other's personal space.
They respect boundaries which can help every
individual enjoy better security and closeness.
9. Spiritual Devotion - Families
are stronger when members are hitched together
as one owing to their shared affiliation with
God. A shared commitment to God's word can
provide families with a since of meaning and
purpose in life which can propel them to stay
together. They can achieve the right perspective
of life's struggles and challenges. It can give
them guidelines for living which can contribute
to fashioning a positive household.
There are no two families that are
alike. Our relatives may be loud and
crazy, small and introspective, totally
conventional, or completely unorthodox,
but our family is ours. And, no matter what, our
family makes up a huge part of who we are. They
sum up the strength and security families
provide, the way our family loves us and even
that our relatives can at time drive us just a
little bit insane or we are the one driving them
By Tim Pedrosa
When you touch someone with your spirit, in turn they
touch your soul with their heart.
Love doesn’t need to be perfect…It just needs to be true..