Family

The family is some thing more than the nucleus of our society. Understanding its behaviours, ways of communicating, emotional patterns, dysfunctions, and strategies for resolving problems will help you to construct much more satisfying bonds with your family.

August: Osage County: Family and Psychological Damage

Our families are the starting points that, in many cases, influence us beyond our childhood. In this sense, the film August: Osage County captures a family that’s far from idyllic. This family seems perfect from the outside, but only those on the…

How To Handle It When Your Family Stresses You Out

Sometimes our families stress us out. There are moments when the roots of our family tree trap us and won’t let us go, tangling us up in their toxic behaviors, their demands, their phobias, and their affective bonds governed by clear…

Family Christmas: 7 Tips for Enjoying yourself

“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” That’s what Mary Ellen Chase thought. But what about the people who don’t experience it that way? Those are the people we’re especially writing this article for. In…

Coping with Family Gatherings: 5 Tips for Success

The end of the year is a few months away and that means office Christmas parties, family parties, and getting together with friends. Nothing needs to go wrong when you get together with your family. However, there is conflict in every…

My Family Doesn’t Know Who Noam Chomsky Is

I was watching a movie the other day, and there was a scene in it that grabbed my attention. A very unconventional family was celebrating Noam Chomsky’s birthday. One of the kids got really angry at the father for celebrating…

Pacts of Silence in Family Drama

Pacts of silence are generally agreements that people make without acting saying anything about it. They involve a commitment to say nothing about a specific subject, a specific event, or to specific people. The reason people make them is because saying…