Communication between mum and dad became strained to the point where it was almost non-existent during and after lockdown, and each parent made essential family decisions in isolation.
Dad became a controlling figure in the family, and the children became hostile towards him, causing the family to fall apart.
The Family Works counsellor/social worker worked with each person in the family and, after several sessions, brought them into the same room to work together, enabling them to present their individual issues to each other.
There was significant healing for the dad as he bravely disclosed some historical issues that contributed to his negative behaviour.
“I’m glad I spoke up. Our family is the happiest it’s been for a long time.”
When we are able to work with each member of a family the whole unit becomes much stronger.