“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”. This quote by renowned writer Leo Tolstoy prompts one to think how happy families are alike. What are those features that help them in differentiating from an unhappy family? Here is a list of some features relevant to every happy family.
Ensuring quality family time
Ensuring quality time together with family includes members sharing their happy times, differences etc with each other. They can share interesting stories from their life as well which will ensure a happy time for the family. These sessions of quality time will strengthen bonds between family members.
Supportive in difficult times
It is extremely important to be supportive of your family members in difficult times. If a family member is going through a difficult situation or doesn’t feel well, we need to step forward. We need to make them realize a sense of security and belongingness.
Accepting each other
No human being on this earth is perfect. These words also need to be realised by a family. Family members need to make sure that they accept each other with all flaws and positives. Members should realise that they can stay together happily despite differences in opinion.
Resolving conflicts amicably
Happy families remain peaceful while they are trying to resolve conflicts. A peaceful way of solving conflicts helps family members form close bonds. This way, they start trusting each other more than ever.
Not disrespecting each other:
Not disrespecting each other is another important step to a happy family. Respecting family members also means giving importance to their individuality. Giving priority to each other’s individuality generates a feeling of love within the family.
In a happy family, members understand the need for communication. If they are faced with even a trivial problem due to one member, they address it. No communication can make a trivial issue snowball into a bigger problem.
(Disclaimer: The health tips shared in this article are based on common practices and general knowledge. Readers are advised to consult a doctor before following them at home.)