Do you share your problems with your family? Do you keep everything in your mind thinking others cannot solve your problems? Are you aware of the amazing benefits of sharing problems with family? Let’s find out what are the benefits of sharing problems.
What are the amazing benefits of sharing problems with family?
We all have to face problems in our life journey. Some people do not share their problems with others because they think others can not solve their problems. They do not want family members to become stressed. Sharing problems with family is very important for happiness because that helps to free up your mind.
Your partner, children, and parents are the most trustable persons and can give you full support to solve your problems.
If you do not share your problems with others, that will affect your mental health.
Is it really good to share problems with family?
Yes, it is really helpful. There should be a discussion about the happenings of the day among family members at least once a day.
Since the daytime will be busy, the dinner table can be a suitable place for this discussion. Share the happenings of the day, and problems, and find solutions. This kind of communication will give confidence and trust between parents and children and also prove love and affection. A healthy relationship between children and parents is important for a happy family.
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Hiding problems with a smile
Some people always have a smile on their faces, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have any problems. When you see them, you may think they have no problems and only you have problems in life. That is not true.
Remember, there is no person without problems in life. Family problems, office problems, business problems, health problems, community problems, and the list will go a long way.
The real problem with most people is that they do not share their problems with others, not even with their family members. They keep everything in their mind and that causes stress, depression, and other mental and physical health problems.
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Sharing Problems gave peace of mind
Short story – Sharing problems gave peace of mind
Here is a short story I heard on a spiritual program on Television Channel. This is a small story, but I think we can learn something from this story.
Once a man attended a week retreat in a spiritual centre. At the end of the retreat day, he approached the director of the centre and requested to allow him to stay there for a few more days.
The director asked him, “Why is he interested to stay in a retreat centre instead of returning to his home where family members need his presence.”
He responded, “he is in big debt and if he reaches home, all the lenders will reach out and ask for the money he had borrowed from them. He cannot return the money. So it is a safe place for him because people will not disturb him.”
The director asked him, “How much he has to return“. He replied, “What is the benefit of informing the amount of the director because a spiritual retreat centre director does not have that much money to help him.”
The director replied, “It’s ok, don’t tell me the amount, but during the retreat did you tell God about your problem and amount.”
He replied, “No, because I thought if it is a small amount I could ask God to help, but it is a big amount and not good to ask God to help such a big amount.”
The director asked him “Does he love his family members and did he tell about this problem to his wife.” He replied, “No, because if he tells his wife he is in debt of such a huge amount she will either collapse or get angry at him.”
“Is that such a huge amount?”, The director again asked him.
He replied, “Yes, it is in crores.” The director was surprised to hear the amount because the look of the man was not enough to believe he is a debtor of such a big amount.
The director asked the man to go home and come back with his wife to solve this problem. He was not willing to do it but the director again requested and assured him to find a solution to his problem.
He went home and returned with his wife and approached the spiritual director. The director asked him to first discuss the matter with his wife and then meet him.
They went out, and he told the matter to his wife with a fearful mind. After hearing the story tears came out from her eyes and she cried for a few minutes. He could not understand what to do.
His wife stopped crying and hold his hand and told him, “Don’t worry about this problem, we will handle it together.’ He could not believe this reaction from his wife, but he felt his mind is free and light.
Both met the director. The director asked about the result of the discussion between them. He replied whatever happened during the discussion.
He told he doesn’t want to stay in the retreat centre but wants to go back home and stay with family. They left for home.
After a few months, again they came to the retreat centre and met the director. They told they could not repay all the debts, but could repay a good part of the same and will try to complete it soon.
The spiritual leader replied to them,
“Sharing is Love, sharing is Caring. Where there is love and caring, it will solve all the problems. There will not be any more tears, but only happiness will fly there.”
Where there is love and caring, that will solve all the problems. There will not be any more tears, but only happiness will fly there.
If you are not sharing problems with your family, start sharing problems with your family today and look for the changes in your life.
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Benefits of family discussion daily
Most people use the dining table just for having food together. These days it is not always possible to take food together because family members have different schedules for school, office, and other work.
Your day will be busy, but you can have dinner together. Experts say, at least once a day all the family members should have food together and have a small discussion of the activities of the day.
This is very good for a strong relationship and better understanding. This will help to solve many problems.
If it is not possible daily, at least once a week on holiday, sit together, have food together, and discuss the activities and problems.
Now, you may ask why I said about once a week. Because I know in some families the parents are working far away from home.
They have to leave the house very early in the morning at a time usually the children are sleeping. Again they return late at night after the children go to bed.
And in some other cases, parents may be staying near their workplace and reach home only on holidays once a week.
A short story about a family
I remember a story heard about this kind of parents. It may be a true story or maybe a just story someone told to clarify the problems of parents working far away from home.
The father used to leave the house early morning at 4. a.m. to work in the town and returns after 10.00 p.m. daily. Both times children were sleeping. But every Sunday, he buys meat and the mother prepares delicious lunch for the family.
Due to some reasons, the father could not reach home on one Sunday and hence the mother could not prepare meat for lunch. The children came for lunch and searched for meat as usual. They didn’t find meat and the little child asked the mother, “What happened mother, the man who brings meat didn’t come today?”
This can be a joke story, but it speaks about the problems in some families.
Benefits Of Sharing Problems With Family
Sharing problems with family can be a valuable way to seek support, guidance, and understanding during challenging times. Family members often have a strong emotional connection and can provide a sense of comfort and reassurance. By opening up and discussing problems with family, you allow them to be aware of what you’re going through, and they may offer different perspectives or insights that you hadn’t considered.
Family members can provide a listening ear, offer empathy, and validate your feelings, which can be incredibly comforting. They may also have experienced similar situations themselves and can share their own experiences or advice. Additionally, involving the family in problem-solving can lead to collaborative solutions, as they may contribute ideas or suggestions that you hadn’t thought of. However, it’s important to consider the dynamics within your family and assess whether sharing certain problems is appropriate or if seeking outside professional support might be more beneficial in some cases.
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Love and trust are important for happiness. Share problems with others, with your family members. That will solve most of your problems whatever it may be. If you don’t share and keep everything in your mind, that will give you stress and other health problems.
Parents should ask children about their problems and activities. Sometimes children may be fearful to speak about some matters. It is your responsibility to identify their face and enquire about their problems.
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Mathukutty P. V. is the founder of Simply Life Tips. He is a Blogger, Content Writer, Influencer, and YouTuber. He is passionate about learning new skills. He is the Director of PokketCFO.
He lives with the notion of “SIMPLE LIVING, CREATIVE THINKING”. He Believes – “Sharing is caring.” and “Learning never ends.”