Family Stress

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Family Stress

Introduction

Family stress can be defined as a real or imagined imbalance between the demands (stressors) on the family and the family’s ability to meet those demands / stressors.

Factors contributing to family stress

  • Unrealistic demands by spouse / parents / children / other family members.
  • Confrontation with spouse / parents / children / other family members.
  • Illness of spouse / parents / children / other family members.
  • Death of a close family member or spouse.
  • Marriage.
  • Divorce.
  • Marital reconciliation.
  • Sexual problems.
  • Trouble with in-laws.
  • New born in family.
  • Poor academic performance of children.
  • Child behavior.
  • Sibling rivalry.
  • Arranging admission of children in school / college.
  • Son or daughter leaving home.
  • Marriage of children.
  • Excessive parental influence on career.
  • Parent-child conflict.