Stress in the Family Family problems are outnumbering problems of single households. Families deal with jealousy, pressure from work, bills, managing an entire group of people, making decisions and so forth. We can see that stress potentials are higher for families, since stressors are outnumbering the groups. Families deal with schools, work, home, friends, bills, and many other common problems or activities daily. When the family is visiting friends, they are generating positive energy if the results are rewarding. On the other hand, if they are worrying about late bills they are risking homelessness, hunger, and so forth. The breadwinners have other people to worry about if things go wrong, therefore, one need is not essential, but many are. We can see that marriage alone sets up an institution of stressors and stress, since more responsibility is required. We are offered advice over the Internet, in the library, or through counselor to deal with family stress. However counseling costs money and this may include additional funds that we lack, therefore we need to learn stress management techniques to help and support the entire family. Life gets us all down from time to time, so it is important to remember to take care of your responsibilities today, since tomorrow is out of our reach. Families should enjoy quality time to avoid breakdowns. Family time includes, dining together, entertaining together, and learn to live together. Learning each other’s behavior patterns, thoughts, personality, habits, and other details of the family member can enhance a relationship. If you grow together most likely you will stay together until the end of time. Remember when you grouped together all of you took vows to stand together through thick and thin, better or worse, or through good times. There are going to be hard times ahead so the trick is to learn stress management techniques to get you through the many storms. Preparing is the first step since we have to remember that hard times are potential. Preparing for hard times will promote us to set budgets that will reduce stress, and save money for a backup plan when disaster hits. Nowadays it takes four to provide for an entire family, but in most homes both parents work hard to keep food on the table. This presents its own problem, since children need their parents in the youthful years. Now we have decisions that are affecting an entire world since nowadays children are rebellious, hateful, and dangerous and so forth as a result of parental negligence. It is not the parent’s fault, since the leaders of the world place more demands on us that creates uproar of stress. The many burdens on our plates often make us wonder why bother with life, but as one man illustrated be glad to wake up to another bright day. Life is too short to let all the worries get you down. Taking time out to spend time with the family is the best solution to avoid stress. Read the bible, enjoy a movie or walk in the park together enjoying a bright sunny day. Prayer always helps a family in despair. Take time out during the day to pray for endurance to survive the ungodly storms in your way. If you are stressing over late bills and the checks are late, then do not over consume your selves with the stressors, since something’s in life are out of our control. If you prepared and planned, you might have to dip into your savings account to cover the week’s bills. If you are the unfortunate then you might want to ask for help. There are many sources available that will help low-income families get on their feet, or else help them in a moment of despair. If you are struggling to deal with a bad decision that affected the entire family then you need to keep the chain of communication going. This does not mean that you are expected to talk continuously; rather it means that you must listen, hear, talk, and observe each other. When stress is in the family, someone has to take control and instigate a stress management scheme that can benefit you all.
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