Listening Ear Counselling & Consultancy Pte Ltd

Family Counselling: Navigating Extended Family Relations

Creating Harmony and Understanding Amidst Family Dynamics

Building and maintaining relationships with extended family members, such as in-laws and grandparents, can be both rewarding and challenging. Often, there is a tug of war between different sides of the family, which can create tension and insecurity. Women might feel particularly vulnerable, while husbands can feel caught in the middle, struggling to balance loyalties. Our counseling service offers specialized support to individuals and families, helping them navigate these intricate relationships and promoting harmony and understanding within the family unit.

Understanding Family Dynamics and Establishing Boundaries

Every family dynamic is unique, especially in joint family settings where multiple generations live together. Effective relationships with extended family members require deep understanding and empathy. Our seasoned therapists assist individuals and families in examining family dynamics, establishing clear boundaries, and developing effective communication strategies to build positive relationships with extended family members.

Addressing Conflicts and Resolving Differences

Conflicts and differing opinions are a natural part of any family relationship. Our therapists provide expert guidance on addressing conflicts with extended family members, including in-laws and grandparents, in a respectful and constructive manner. We help families navigate value or lifestyle differences and identify common ground to maintain peaceful relationships.

Supporting Families During Transitions

Life transitions such as marriage, the arrival of children, or relocation can sometimes place strain on relationships with extended family. Our therapists offer support to families during these transitions, helping them establish boundaries, manage expectations, and prioritize their immediate family while maintaining important connections with extended family members.

Fostering Respect and Mutual Support

Key to healthy extended family relationships are mutual respect and support. Our therapists work with individuals and families to develop empathy, compassion, and understanding towards their in-laws and grandparents, fostering a sense of belonging and connection within the extended family.

Empowering Families for Lasting Harmony

Our goal is to empower individuals and families to achieve lasting harmony and understanding within their extended family relationships. Through tailored counseling sessions, we provide the tools, strategies, and support necessary for families to navigate challenges, build stronger connections, and foster meaningful relationships with their extended family members.