If the events of the past two years have taught us anything, it is that in this life, there are absolutely no guarantees. Unexpected things happen and in a lot of cases, we simply cannot undo the impacts and effect of these events. In fact, the only thing we can do is deal with whatever aftermath ensues.
This theory holds true in every facet of life, even when you’re dealing with family members. A family member is someone you have come to know, love and trust deeply. There’s certainly no disputing the fact that these beautiful sentiments have their place in any family relationship.
However, it is very vital you remember that these feelings alone aren’t what make up or even sustain a good and functioning family relationship.
As such, there is a strong need for you to do more, essentially be more, too. If you’re wondering why it is so crucial that you have a strong bond and relationship with your family, even though you’re sure they know just how you feel about them, here are a few reasons that might surprise you.
1. You Take Things for Granted Less
Often times, the closer you are to something, the harder it becomes to see that thing. Just because you’ve spent decades with a person, or even share the same blood with that person doesn’t mean you’ll always know how they feel. Only building a strong bond with them opens their heart to you.
2. Helps Resist the Urge to Correct
Most loved ones take it as their duty to correct the people closest to them. This can be very counter-productive as it can yield the exact opposite of the result you’re looking for.
3. It Puts You in the Best Position of Support
When you actively work towards building the ties with your family, you automatically become their support system and you are less likely to fall victim to the vice of killing their initiative.
There you have it, three crucial reasons to let your family know you care. What do you think?