But We Don’t Really Fight
Families deal with their problems in a variety of different ways. Some families are very verbally expressive. They argue, they fight, perhaps they even throw things. It’s obvious when there is a conflict. Therefore, it might seem obvious that those families could benefit from therapy.
But what about if you don’t really fight? What if your arguments are more likely to look like ignoring each other, acting overly polite, or co-existing while saying as little as necessary? What if you’re mostly doing “okay” and yet you feel unhappy and you know that your family dynamic is part of that? Family therapy can help you, too.
Here’s the question: Is your family situation exactly what you would dream for it to be?
If the answer is no (and for almost all of us, the answer is no) then you might be able to benefit from family therapy. Family therapy opens up communication. That can mean changing patterns of outright conflict but it can also mean starting to talk in new ways even when there isn’t obvious fighting that occurs.