Family Changes

“Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.” Rosaleen Dickson

The change in status of a parent, child, or sibling can leave many people feeling off kilter. It is very hard when we lose someone who is so close to us and is a part of our day-to-day routine or care that we may have a hard time adjusting to the loss.

It can even be what may seem like a happy event such as child/brother/sister moves away to college far away, get’s married and moves away, get’s promoted and moves away. It can be military deployment of a father/mother/brother/sister and they are now overseas or a parent goes into a nursing home or needs long-term care. Divorce and one parent moves away.

Any of these can be hard to adjust to and may require seeking help in accepting and adjusting to the family change.

It is our sense of self in relation to the other person that gets knocked off it foundation. This can create anxiety, depression, sleeplessness and irritability. Sometimes we just need additional professional help that our remaining family members can’t give us to accept this change.

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