Happy Families

Nowadays families come in different sizes, with different beliefs, and ethnic backgrounds.  Modern society has reshaped the family stereotype, through the media and what not, and has shook up its foundations to what it is today.

Today, there exists families with two parents, a single parent, same-sex parents, adoptive children, step siblings, etc. Given the diversity of modern day families, we at The Perfect Male Blog decided to explore the most respected psychological papers and articles on families, in search for common ground in the concept of a well functioning, happy family. No matter what type of family one has.

There are noticeable differences between families which are happier to those which aren't.  Large or small, rich or poor, religious or liberal, families which are happy share many of the same characteristics. Happy families are generally healthy families and they don’t just happen by chance. The following are 7 essential aspects to a happy family

1 Communication

When researching  about happy people, communication is a rather ubiquitous and versatile trait. . Mastering this skill, will make you a better person in every aspect of your life.

Resentment, on the other hand, is one of the most crippling of emotions any relationship can have and resentment occurs when there is a lack of communication. Sharing one’s  thoughts, feelings, needs, and love for one another creates a sense of safety and security, which allows,a genuine environment within the household.

2 Focus on the Positive

Every single person has positive and negative traits, but one can choose where to place the most focus on. If a person only focuses on the negative of the people around them, then there is a good possibility he will see the world in a very bleak manner. If, on the contrary, the person focuses on the positive, there is a good chance that this will affect that person's perspective of the world in a positive manner.  Negative traits in people should be mentioned, but never should they be the focus of one's attention. Playing to the strengths of each other will make you an overall stronger family.

3 Respect

This trait refers to the esteem or sense of worth a person has for others. Without it, the environment in which it is found lacking, can turn into a rather somber place. It is crucial that families have an environment that promotes a sense of unconditional respect for one another. This allows people in a particular circle to see that they care for each other.

4 Focus on the Important Matters.

As a group of people that lives together, it is obvious that a times certain differences will arise between one another. Sometimes these differences are noninvasive and should be left untouched, while other definitely require to be addressed.
The important thing here is to think about where are one is going to invest one's energy. . If it's something that isn't going to matter after a short time, it's usually best just to let it slide, rather than to make a big issue out of it.

5 Empowerment

For a family to thrive, encouragement and nurture should be at its core. Not only by providing a safety net, but also by pushing each other to reach out to higher limits.

6 Let the Past Enrich the Future

Happy families are those who equally embrace their extended family. The older generations can provide great lessons for the lives of the young, and the young can help the elderly to remember how much hope and promise life still holds. Having interaction with one's extended family gives understanding and meaning of one's roots.

7 Have Fun Together

Family is not only about being able to coexist. Family is also about having fun as you all learn, discover and go through life together.

Go on vacation. Set time aside for a movie night. Show each other that life is not only about being serious and achieving things in life, but also about enjoying all together.
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