This is easily observed in situations of separation/divorce, blended families, remarriage, or in families where there is substance/drug use, to where a persons choice is subject to scrutiny or blame if their method of coping is in opposition to the agreed upon "family contract."
Working to face, and address the difficulty of a situation, rather than avoiding, denying or "controlling" circumstances lends to broader understanding and changed perspectives. Understanding provides an ability to build the kind of communication where each person is heard, while also allowing for the authenticity and aptitude necessary for creating acceptance.
Therapy provides family members an opportunity to work on some of the challenges that get in the way of creating the close and meaningful experiences important to our process of growth, tolerance, understanding, and love.
Whether your a family consisting of a mother and daughter; father and son; an adult living with adult parents; a teen in conflict with parents, or a sibling dealing with rivalry, I invite you to begin the work of change with the goal of building upon, re establishing, or creating the closeness and connectedness that is at the foundation of our rootedness in relationship with one another.