Take on the Role of a Practical Therapist and End Your Family’s Conflicts Before They Become a Major Problem

You might be the ideal person to become your family’s in-house therapist

Roger A. Reid, Ph.D.
Publishous
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8 min readNov 9, 2022

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Got a few people in your family that need fixing?

It happens.

Disagreements, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings are part of everyone’s family dynamic. Sometimes it originates from disappointing behavior or broken promises. Other times it results from simple frustration, especially when our personal well of patience runs dry over an immature expression of undeserved entitlement.

Regardless of the cause, someone has to pitch in a clean up the mess.

Depending on how much involvement you had in creating the situation, you could be the ideal person to restore peace and harmony.

Traditionally, the family peacekeeper is an authoritarian — setting the rules and ending disagreements by incontestable mandate. Their authority is usually based on some arbitrary hierarchy — my house, my rules; you’re wrong, I’m right — delivered with absolute dictatorial control.

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Roger A. Reid, Ph.D.
Publishous

Author of “Better Mondays”|Host of Success Point 360 Podcast|Tips & strategies on personal development-work-productivity-careers-life | https://RogerReid.com