Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Saturday 16 January |
Saint of the Day: Bl. Giuseppe Antonio Tovini
home iconLifestyle
line break icon

3 Ways to know if your family is happy

FAMILY, HAPPY, OUTDOOR

Liderina | Shutterstock

Edifa - published on 11/26/19

And all it takes is asking the right questions.

Do you ever wonder if each member of your family is happy? In fact, are you? It may be difficult to answer these questions but they’re definitely worth asking from time to time for the well-being of your entire family.

For a family to flourish it’s vital that each member has a full tank of love, joy, and happiness. In order to fill it up you need to follow these three steps:

1Ask yourself the right questions

Deep down inside, how do you know if your supply of happiness, or that of your family member, is running out? Is it down due to a clumsy remark someone made? Have you been stopped from doing something that was important to you?Have you ever prevented someone from doing something they wanted to do? Are there any other external factors that might have caused this behavior?

2Share your worries with your family

If you can share your feelings with other family members, you can simply explain to them that your supply is low. You can also ask them how full is their tank. If it is also low then you should be aware of this.

3Solving problems and resourcing in happiness

If it’s possible, discuss the problem in terms of your communication within the family and the ground rules that determine your life. Together, can you all shed some light on the issues that have cropped up, and adapt whatever needs changing so your family can move on with a tank filled to the brim with joy and happiness?

Dr. Dominique Megglé


GIRL CANDLES

Read more:
7 Tips for celebrating Advent as a family


FAMILY, RUNNING, BEACH

Read more:
New research says family is even more important than we thought

Tags:
Family
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in eight languages: English, French, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
DAD, HOW DO I?
Cerith Gardiner
Meet the dad who's teaching basic skills on Y...
FORGIVING COUPLE
Bret Thoman, OFS
An exorcist teaches 4 steps to forgive
Philip Kosloski
What is the Holy Cloak of St. Joseph?
LUXOR FILM FESTIVAL
Zoe Romanowsky
20-year-old filmmaker wins award for powerful...
Kathleen N. Hattrup
Why God loves ordinary stuff: Pope Francis' r...
POPE FRANCIS; Ash Wednesday
Kathleen N. Hattrup
Vatican: Imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday...
D'CRUZ FAMILY
Cerith Gardiner
Meet the family of 12 siblings with a very sp...
See More