In this article we explore the topic of the true purpose of family. As shocking as it is, a significant proportion of our health and lack of wellbeing issues are associated with or can be traced back to our experiences with family.
We all have a relationship with the concept of family, afterall we are born into one of some sorts. Our experience of what family is and feels like and the responses that each of us has with and towards it varies – from those who remain super close to their birth family as they grow up to others choosing to move away from this intimacy or ease once they hit adulthood. Then comes the stage of life where we go on to develop our own families through partnerships, marriage, children, friends or pets.