Essay On Family Resilience

Resilience is generally defined as the ability to “bounce back” to a healthy functioning state when faced with significant stressors. Welsh (2012) mentioned, “Healthy family functioning involves more than the absence of problems and can be found in the midst of problems, as in family resilience” (5). This paper will elaborate on the importance of resilience within the family system and connect it with two key processes, pulling relative ideas from chapter one’s reading in the course text, “Normal Family Processes”. Firstly, resilience is found in a variety of behaviors, thoughts, and actions that can be learned and developed as we mature. Resilience does not eliminate stress or erase life’s difficulties. Instead, it gives families the strength to tackle problems as they come, overcome adversity, and be able to move on with their lives. According to Welsh (2012), “No families are problem-free; all families face ordinary problems in living” (5). As a family unit, it is essential to remain stable through disruptions. Resilience in the family comes from having a structure that encourages and support a balance when managing…show more content…
In a world with an instant access to everything, for example, social media, it would be a lot easier if we could believe that our lack of investment in our family does not affect our family in a negative way. However, it is important that families become aware that in today’s day and age family still does take time. It does not happen without a basic understanding and communication between family members. Intimacy of the family happens when families eat together, read together, play together, take trips together, and even worship together. But it also just happens because they are together. Thus, the more time spent with family, the stronger resilience
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