Blood may be thicker than water, but it definitely takes more than that to solidify a family bond.
Creating and maintaining lasting bonds requires a lot of sacrifices, patience, and effort.
But, beyond the sharing of last names, togetherness, meetings and other special moments, here are 5 other things that can truly bond family members.
Secrets can destroy a family if they are found out. A true family shares secrets within themselves and rather keep them from outsiders.
Being open with those secrets are important so that an outsider can’t use it against unsuspecting members of the family.
Though every family member has different positions and roles, they should have equal rights.
Parents need to learn how to not favor or love one child over the others.
If that happens, anarchy and jealousy can arise amongst the children.
Every member of the household regardless of their position should be treated and attended to equally.
All of you are related, but you are still different individuals with different attitudes.
Learn to accept those differences, rather than condemn them.
If you love and accept them, family members won’t have a reason to feel like outsiders or misunderstood.
Have unconditional love for each other.
Love and accept every part of your family members. The quirks, shortcomings, good, bad and ugly.
If love reigns in a family, then every little thing can be forgiven.
5.Fights and Quarrels
Misunderstandings are a part of it and every relationship has its downs.
When there is a big fight, the resolution and ironing out of the issue will make your bond stronger.