Family therapy is on the rise in the US as more and more people accept therapy as a legitimate form of treatment. In the past, many people would avoid therapy because of the stigma around it that “only crazy people go to therapy,” but this is not the case. Almost anyone can benefit from therapy. So, what are some of the top causes of family therapy in Burnsville?
Failure to Launch
With the current economic crisis, many people are staying at home with their parents longer than any previous generation. This is a direct result of the poor job market and difficulty of buying a home or renting an apartment on the current minimum wage. In these cases, it is easy for each side to forget that it is not the others fault and can lead to resentment and discontent. In these cases, grievances people have with the current economic state often get projected onto their loved ones.
Divorce rates are currently around 50%. This means the likelihood of having stepchildren is at an all time high. While many families adjust fine on their own, others may need a little therapeutic help. This is especially true of children and teenagers who may view their stepparent as an intruder into their lives. Family therapy can help resolve these feelings and solidify your family.
Adult Sibling Rivalries
Sibling rivalries have always existed and likely always will, but most people grow out of them as they get older. For some, however, these rivalries can grow and even develop into a true conflict between siblings, rather than a friendly competition. In these cases, family therapy may help you address unresolved issues with your siblings.
Family therapy is often a great tool for those suffering at home. It is a way for everyone in the family to air their grievances and be heard, all while working towards building a stronger family bond.
If you feel that your family could benefit from family therapy in Burnsville, then contact Options Family. You can find out more at their website at www.optionsfamily.com.
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