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Family Problems

There is no such thing as the “just right” family. Every family is inimitable with its own combination of strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes families get overwhelmed by what seems like an endless list of challenges when it comes to juggling work, school and individual family members' needs. And sometimes families are blindsided by a huge upheaval such as a mental or physical illness, a job loss, or an addiction. Even "joyful" events such as a wedding, a job promotion, or a financial windfall can disrupt a family with unexpected consequences. Seeking professional family problems therapist may help.

Treatment would depend upon the nature of the problems and the willingness and ability of family members to participate. Sometimes couple therapy may be in order or it may be that family group therapy combined with individual therapy is required.

Common Family Problems

  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Chronic crises or unexpected upheavals
  • Communication problems
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Favoring or disfavoring family members
  • Financial difficulties or excesses
  • Inability to manage or resolve conflicts
  • Inadequate problem solving skills
  • Infidelity
  • In-law challenges
  • Intolerance of differences
  • Over-dependency or extreme autonomy
  • Resentments
  • Sexual abuse
  • Step families
  • Teen issues
  • Unwanted separation due to job or personal demands