Dealing with Troubled Family Dyads

Strains and ruptures can occur between siblings and between parents and their grown children, as well as within other intergenerational subgroups in the family system.

These ruptures often create waves through the entire family system, affecting the comfort and well-being of others who are not directly involved. Often the concern and sometimes misplaced advice of those on the sidelines can complicate an already difficult situation.

When these kinds of issues arise, a psychotherapist skilled in working with couples and also knowledgeable about family dynamics can be especially helpful in understanding and resolving the strains.