Mumbling Mommy

Maintaining a healthy relationship with your family has a significant influence on your well-being. This is seen this year, where about 52% of young adults moved back to live with their parents amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Are you looking for some direction on how to keep your family firmly united? Try these four steps.

Show Affection

Affection is a non-verbal love expression, and while there is a desire to have such closeness, it may be quite tricky. If you have ever had your teenager take a step back or roll their eyes when you are about to deliver a kiss, then you are familiar with the terrain. To maintain affection in the family, high-five your teenagers, and dish out lots of pecks and hugs to the younger kids. Find creative ways to let them know how much you love them. In the process, though, do not forget to show affection to a spouse or partner.

Express Gratitude

Several people worldwide would have loved to have families as you do; therefore, never take yours for granted. Unfortunately, it is easy to fall into the non-gratitude trap because of the tendency to feel entitled to the closeness they provide. Take the time to express how thankful you are for their presence and appreciate the things they do to help the family stay connected. Also, please take advantage of family dinners and make a conscious effort to ask every family member to speak on why they appreciate the other person. This tradition builds a bond among relatives and ignites feelings of fulfilment. 

Discuss your Day

The question, ‘How was your day?’ has become somewhat of an obligatory cliché and may easily lack its purpose. Even though this is a question, spouses ask each other when they get home, extend it to children and all other members of your household. By encouraging others to discuss their day, you inadvertently make them realize you care about how they spent their time. To achieve the right results is to pay rapt attention to their responses. Perhaps, with the information they provide, you could make a mental note to refer to another day. By recollecting this, you remain connected to their experiences.

Use Technology

You cannot always be physically available. Whatever your reason is, modern technology simplifies the communication process and helps you stay connected at all times. Phone calls, FaceTime, and social media are a few convenient mediums you could use. In another scenario, you may be worried about an aging parent stuck at home while you are away. To take great care of them, consider hiring senior care services to deliver that quality upkeep.

Strong positive relationships with your family build loyalty, trust, and a reliable support system. It is also the first healthy relationship model children learn from to establish others. More importantly, technology makes the family connection process more accessible. If you are at this point in the article, you know now there is no excuse not to keep your family connected regardless of the situation.

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