Updated: May 11
Without a happy and peaceful family life, it’s impossible to achieve ultimate happiness. When everything else is falling apart, if you have the support of your family, you can come out of the distress quickly.
Truly satisfying family life comes from a healthy and loving relationship with different family members. So next, we will analyze your relationships with each family member and devise a plan to improve them.
STEP1 - Analyse relations and and device a plan to improve them
Downalod and fill this Excel with details like which family member is important to you and how you can improve the relationship with them.
You will find the excel is already filled; it’s just to help you understand how to fill it. Delete all the data from the excel and fill it with your family information.
STEP 2 - Work for one month and fill the followup column agian
With the ways you have mentioned in the excel, try to follow them for one month, and after one month, do the review and keep repeating this exercise until you reach “Excellent” for all the relationship
In the excel, under “Ways to improve the relationship,” here are some examples of what can improve a relationship in general (feel free to add anything else as per your understanding of the relationship)
Spend more quality time
Help mom/ wife around the house more
Listen and acknowledge feelings even when we are not able to help them
Find common interests and make more plans to do things together
Going out more often
Plan a family trip in the next month
Celebrate festivals together
Come home from work on time
Plan for some romantic time with your partner
Weekly date with daughter/son/husband/wife
If you can’t think of “ways to improve your relationship” or having difficulty listing people you care about, please consult a Family Counselor or seek therapy.
STEP 3 - Repeat
Remember this exercise is not a one-time exercise; just like performance appraisal, you should always evaluate your relationships and try to improve them. After doing it several times, you should be able to do it without this Excel file.