Every family has difficulties. Difficulties with each other can occur from time to time. Some of the issues that arise can be quite minor, whereas others can be large and affect many generations. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

So how can you deal with your family’s feud in a bid to mend it? Let’s take a look at this now:

If you are estranged from your family, it’s up to you whether you want to reconcile the relationship or remain estranged. If you want to reconcile things, you may have to set some new boundaries.

Reconciliation can be hard, but it can be worth it. Just make sure that you don’t recreate the past. Instead, work on building a brand new future.

If one of your adult children has cut you off, try to see their world through their eyes. However, if you were the one who decided to be estranged, weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of reconciliation. You should also be prepared to acknowledge that you had a part to play in the estrangement.

What is the best way for you to reconcile with someone? Perhaps a careful and slow way of coming together is the best way to go about it. 

Think about the boundaries that you might want to set. You may have to stick to these boundaries for a while. 

Are you ready to move on with the relationship? Can you let go of any grievances and maintain a healthy relationship? is this something you are willing to work at? 

Not all relationships can be salvaged. If you find that this is the case, you should give yourself time to grieve. It’s also important that you accept the situation for what it is. 

Looking after yourself is not about arguing with people who misunderstand you. While you may never give up on reconciling a relationship, you may need to be prepared to accept a relationship for what it is. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk