How to Deal With Family Problems?
Everyone's family has problems every once in a while - whether you are family through blood or through marriage. Obviously each problem requires a different approach, but the tips here should give you a perspective on how to begin.
Take a step back. Do not react immediately. Instead, think about the problem from a non emotional standpoint. Who does the problem effect? How does the problem affect you? What can you do to help? What would your family's reaction to your solution be? Asking these questions in advance can help avoid a lot of future heartache.
Know your limits. If you would really like to tell your family member what you think but it wouldn't help, don't say anything. Sure it would help you blow off some steam, but it would not help your family member or your relationship with them. So know when to keep quiet. Only give your opinion when you are asked for advice.
Do not gossip. If Aunt Sally is in rehab for drug addiction, there is no need to tell anyone about it that does not absolutely have to know. It is honorable to keep family matters quiet. And people will trust you more when they know that you won't tell everyone the things they tell you.