Constructing a Harmonious Family: Family Relationships From Estrangement to Interaction

Guanchen SHEN, Shijie SHEN


Harmony is an ideal state that human kind has pursued in the past several thousand years. Construction of a harmonious family is to realize harmonious relationship and coordination between family members and to realize mutual respect, trust and assistance among family members. For the time being, the kind of family that keeps promise, performs an obligation and shows care for each other among family members is still the mainstream and a large majority of families have strong coordination and adaptation capacity. However, it is still not enough in emotional expression, building of a happy atmosphere and tolerance and compromise in interpersonal interaction. Estrangement of interpersonal relations in a family becomes a major factor in influencing family harmony and gives rise to a series of family issues, such as, marriage issue, empty nest issue and family violence. Family is the cell of a society and construction of a harmonious family is of great significance to stability and healthy development of the society. This paper studies the issues frequently occurring in interpersonal relations in a family and proposes guidelines and suggestions for construction of a harmonious family.


Family relationship; Estrangement; Interaction; Harmonious

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