Staying in touch with your long-lost family

Depression (mood), Major depressive disorder, Mental disorder, Mental health,

Staying in touch with your long-lost family

As humans, we cherish our family deeply. From the moment we learn to open our eyes as babies, it is our parents who we begin to bond with. During our youth, we build a strong connection with our siblings. Even when we are adults, ready to start a new journey with a partner or on our own, we never take the relationship we have with our family for granted. They are the first people we seek whenever we face issues in life.

Unfortunately, not every family situation remains without problems. Along the way in life, families often clash and have disagreements. When people are mature and have moved out or have started a family of their own, it becomes all too easy to leave their problems unresolved or push them to one side.

However, does that solve the issue or does it simply cover it up?

Sometimes, time heals the hurt caused by others, but on other occasions it keeps the problem going. Imagine how awkward it would be to see a sibling or parent at a family reunion, a get – together or a birthday party if you have not put aside your differences. If you don’t want to be in a situation like that then try to maintain a healthy relationship.

Maybe you do not have a feud. It may be that your relationship with your family has grown cold over the last year. If so, then prevent it from happening this time around. All it could take is a simple phone call to spark the connection you once had. There is no point in playing the waiting game, because the longer a situation drags the more difficult it becomes to deal with. The thought of you calling may be enough to cheer them up from a depressed mood. And before you know it, they will be checking up on you too.

But why stop there? If you want to receive advice and support regarding any family issue that you may be facing, join the Thursday meetings at the UCKG HelpCentre now.

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