Factors which can cause stress in the family are discussed in this contributed post.
Stress is an unstoppable force sometimes, and your family should be an immovable object. When these two meet, it can be painful. Stress is a part of life and it is unavoidable, however we can find our own ways of dealing with, and releasing stress. A good way to fight stress is to identify the causes of stress. If we can find out what is causing our family pain and worry, we can work to avoid it.
So what are the biggest worries that could potentially face our families? Work is one of them. Working can sometimes be long and arduous and on other occasions it can take us away from our families. This can cause friction.
There are a lot of things rolled up inside the package of work that can cause stress. Unemployment is a huge one as it makes the future unclear, the stress of interviews and not being able to find a job can hurt and impact the family. Working hard and not making enough money can in some cases be even worse as the work related stress builds up on top of the financial worries creating quite the situation. Even being unhappy with a job can lead to stress in the family as anger brought in from the workplace flares up at home.
Financial woes and legal worries are massive causes of stress within families. The crux of a family is safety and stability, and finances go a long way to providing that in the home. Not having enough money to make ends meet can be a huge worry, and spiraling stacks of debt can crush the best of us. The best thing to do with financial stress is to attempt to examine the situation and find out what can be done to make ends meet, but most importantly of all, it is to open up and take on the reality of the situation. Talking won't solve issues, but it can certainly help you feel better about them. There are many ways in which you can seek financial relief and advice, though - you simply need to open up and talk about it, so that you can seek help with the situation. Legal issues are linked - talking is good as it allows you to gain knowledge, but you've got to speak with the right people, like building a list of questions to ask a divorce attorney, for example. It is situational though, and it depends on the legal issues that your family are going through - it can still be a stressful time though, especially with something that might split the family.
There are plenty of other worries that can haunt a family - death, addiction, behaviour problems, school. The list doesn’t really end. What you and your family need to do is attempt to find the source of the stress and see what can be done at either preventing the stress or finding ways to help cope with it. Stress is all around us, we simply have to find out what we can do to cope with it.