The only bond that lasts a lifetime is the family bond. Every effort on this earth should be made to keep this bond intact forever. A family is what this world can always rely on. No relationship or friendship can be compared to love and care a person gets in his/ her family. Having the hand of loving parents on your head, support of your loving spouses and happiness of your children; all these things are a gift from God which must be cherished every moment. This world is searching for love and care which can be found nowhere else other than home.
A home is place where you can always come back to find your loved ones waiting for you. The close bond that a person feels in his/ her family is what gives an individual strength and courage to boldly face the brutal winds of this world. But, still very often we see around us people trying to break themselves away from their families. They treat their families as a burden, an albatross in the neck, instead of realising their importance. Wife leaving their husband or son leaving their parents, this has become a common sight in the 21st Century.
The only debate this world finds itself entangled in, is on the concept of joint family and nuclear family. This article will not be dealing with this age old issues that have never provided man with any kind of answer. People all around the world want to have a family where they can find answers to all their problems. Though, there is nothing like a perfect family but, there surely can be an ideal family. The very first thing to do that is by ensuring your family is together, even in the worst of times. If you are struggling to balance your professional and personal life and are seeing your family breaking bit by bit, then this article is sure to provide you with some solutions. There are different ways to bring your family close together.
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1. All You Need Is Love:
The foundation of any relationship has to be deeply rooted in love. Without love, it is impossible to have a loving relationship. The closeness of a family is directly proportional to the love everyone has for each other. If love is absent in the family, then a family cannot stand the test of time.
The strength of a family can never be known if they don’t stand together in crucial times. It is very important for a family to click together as a unit when things go awry. The first and the foremost thing you can do, as an individual, to bring your family close together is by giving it your love. Love fills all the voids in the life of a person. So, remember the classic by Beatles,’ all you need is love, love is all you need!’
2. Spend Time Together:
No relationship can flourish without being lavished by people’s time. If you have been, due to any reason, unable to give time to your family then it’s the right time to do so. Your family deserves your time and dedication. If you deprive them of this then it is sure to break.
The true value and need of a family can be realised not only in crucial times but in good times too. Imagine getting a promotion in the job or living your long time dream and not being able to share this happiness with your family. This world is full of fair-weather friends, but the place that a family has in a person’s life is truly indispensible. Make sure you take out enough time for them. When you come back from work, share your daily routine with them. Make it a point to have at least one meal with your family. Remember a “family that eats together, stays together.”
3. Use the Weekends:
Weekends are meant to relax and chill but not without your family. It is the family that supports you all week to work properly and they deserve your time too. A great way to spend more time and bring your family closer is by planning a day out with them. Plan a family picnic or a day trip with them. Get in your leisure wear, pack some food and go for a long drive with your loved ones. The happiness you and your family will get is unbound. If going out isn’t possible, you can also plan to watch a movie with them at home.
The best way to give time to your family is by organizing a dinner for them. On the weekends, cook their favorite cuisine and surprise them. You all can chat over dinner and discuss the week gone by. Remember not to discuss work all the time, be involved in listening to them. You can also sing their favorite song or play some music instrument to make the evening enjoyable.
Celebrate your birthday with them, many times we choose our friends to share our happiness. Let your birthday be a family affair and give them a chance to show their affection. At the same time, make the birthdays of your family members special by hosting a surprise party or simply by taking them out for a movie or dinner to their favorite place.
5. Right to Express:
Take timeout to listen to what the members of your family have to say. The free flow of emotions and words will ensure a strong family bond. Give them time to speak their heart out and tell you about their daily life. Learn to listen to them and not always advice them about everything. Many times, they just need your love and attention. If any member in the family is unhappy or is behaving differently, make sure you talk to them and sort out the matter. Give them a comfortable environment to open up and talk.
By talking openly to them about the problems you face in your life and listening to their share of problems, it helps in putting the right picture of the family before everyone. Most families break away because of lack of communication. The finest and the most effective way to bring your family closer is by making sure that you and everyone else in the family choose a day where they can share or pour out their hearts.