Helping families in difficult times

Helping families

Helping families – Like families the world over, Canadian families have had a pretty torrid time in the past year while dealing with the global pandemic. The stress of dealing with the loss of income, difficulties in getting supplies, education moving online, the loss of loved ones and isolation has made life very difficult for many families.

People tend to shy away from difficult situations naturally, but your friends and family need your support. It is not difficult to provide this support with mediation Toronto. Also here are a few more ways to give the help they need.

Listening

Helping families
Helping families

Having your world turned upside down, as has happened in the past eighteen months, can place an excessive amount of stress on families. In many cases, the family can cope with the pressure, but everyone needs a friend with a sympathetic ear. 

Sit quietly and allow your friend to talk. Follow the lead that your friend gives, and don’t be tempted to dive in with unsolicited advice or start telling the story about your daughter’s boyfriend’s aunt who had the same problem. It is true that many people have experienced the same issues and dealt with them, but launching into the tale negates the feelings that your friend has. Just be quiet and listen to what they have to say.

The time to take action is if there is evidence of spousal abuse. There are thousands of arrests in Canada each year for spousal abuse, and there are options available for the abused spouse and any children. If legal advice is required, family lawyers in Ontario can be relied upon to help with a solution.

Help them find a solution.

As we have said, offering unsolicited advice is not a good thing, but if you are asked to help, then assist in finding a solution. Your friend will have to implement a solution, so don’t impose a solution, instead work with them to arrive at a solution that suits them.

If the problem is substance abuse, guide them toward rehabilitation, financial issues can be solved through reputable financial institutions, and if the problems are around family issues, then professional mediation services can be extremely valuable.

Give them your time.

Distressed families find it extremely difficult to ask for assistance. Simply saying, “If you need anything, just pick up the phone,” will most probably result in silence. Offer concrete service to them, such as cooking a meal, running errands, taking the kids for a weekend, or doing the shopping. Another kind gesture would be a small gift, perhaps a week of meals delivered by an online service.

In Conclusion

Everybody needs help and support in their lives, so having a friend who doesn’t judge or preach is a valuable asset.

Be kind, be gentle and remember John Lennon’s immortal words, “It will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” Hope and the belief that things will come right are powerful incentives.

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