Family Conflict

Family Conflict

From time to time, we have conflicts with people that we love. Because we’re humans, we naturally have differences of opinion that can lead to conflict. It doesn’t mean that we don’t love and care for the person. It means that we can’t agree on the current topic or situation and are upset.

Arguing with a family member can be a negative experience, especially if the conflict goes unresolved. We may start to resent family members. That’s why it’s crucial to identify the source of the conflict and come to a resolution.

Types of Conflicts

There are different types of conflicts that are brought on by various situations. The types of disputes are:

  • Fact conflict
    • Disagreeing about some form of information
  • Value conflict
    • When two people have conflicting values about a particular topic, it can lead to disagreement
  • Pseudo conflict
    • An argument in which two people feel as if they have differences of opinion but do have the same goal in mind.
    • Stems from a lack of communication
  • Ego conflict
    • Conflicts begin to get personal because neither person wants to give in
  • Policy conflict
    • The people involved find it hard to agree on a solution for a problem because of differences in opinion

Solutions to Conflicts

Here at Interpersonal Psychiatry, we understand that family conflicts are a natural part of life. When they get overwhelming for the parties involved, we can provide mediation to help solve the problem.

The services we offer include:

  • Counseling sessions
    • Family therapy
    • Couples therapy
  • Individual sessions
    • We can teach you different conflict resolution skills in case another conflict comes about


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