How Can Forgiveness Help
We have all experienced the pain and frustration associated with being hurt by a loved one at some point in life. Wounds caused by harsh words from a parent or sibling, the misguided actions of a close friend or poor choices made by a partner can cause feelings of anger, hatred or even the need for revenge. Feeling this way is normal for a period of time, but holding on to such negative emotions can be life-altering, emotionally damaging and physically harmful. Making the choice to forgive helps you to work through the negativity, and it offers many benefits to your physical, psychological and spiritual health.
Helping Family Deal with Major Relationship Changes
When parents make the decision to divorce, it can be a confusing and stressful time for the entire family. The adults often have a difficult time sorting through the legal matters and logistics involved with this major life change, while children face confusion, frustration and sometimes feel as if they are to blame. In some instances, divorce takes a long time to sort through, especially when there is conflict surrounding the decision to separate or legal quarrels regarding custody arrangements, property distribution and financial matters. With this conflict comes an increased level of stress and confusion for the entire family, leading to strong emotions of disappointment and anger.