Dysfunctional Relationships: Dealing With the Confusing Dynamics

     Do you wonder how to deal with the confusing dynamics in your dysfunctional relationships? Dysfunction is the hallmark of difficult relationships; if difficult relationships weren’t dysfunctional, they wouldn’t be difficult! But it is precisely this fact that makes your life crazy. Learning how to deal with the craziness is absolutely central and essential to making changes in your own life and the relationship.

     Dysfunctional marriages produce dysfunctional families that affect children. The dynamics are complicated and confusing, especially when spouses incorrectly believe that they must put the spouse’s wishes and demands above the best interest of their children.

     You need to understand what types of problems you are dealing with. Secondly, you need to find resources to support your journey to health whether they are written materials, support groups, or counseling. Thirdly, you need to understand what healthy people do and what healthy relationships look like. Fourthly, you need practical tools and principals to help you deal with the confusing dynamics.

     Principle 4 helps you to unravel the complex dynamics of your difficult relationships by empowering you with knowledge about the very thing that is causing you so much frustration and pain. You have to understand “the problem” to plan your reaction to it.

For a complete explanation of how to deal with dysfunctional relationships in Principle 4, please refer to Karla's books: 10 Lifechanging Principles for Women in Difficult Marriages and When Love Hurts:10 Principles to Transform Difficult Relationships... Click HERE.

Click HERE to return to the 12 Principles...

Articles on Dysfunctional Relationships

Are you in a difficult relationship? Take this quiz to find out...

Are you an adult child of a dysfunctional family? Take this quiz to find out...

Characteristics of Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families

Characteristics of Dysfunctional Families

Types and Dynamics of Difficult Marriages

15 Relationship Red Flags

Being Equally Yoked Means Being Compatible in 6 Major Areas

Differences Between Men and Women

Dealing With Dysfunction That Affects Your Children

Understanding and Dealing with Sexual Addiction/Pornography Use

Coping With Divorce

Understanding and Dealing with Narcissism

Emotional Manipulation

Dealing with a Passive Aggressive Person

Respecting a Husband Who Does Not Love

How to Deal with Alcoholism and Substance Abuse with a Loved One

To hear samples of Karla's audios, just click below...

Topic: Change Yourself, Not Them

Topic: Speaking the Truth in Love

Topic: Detach with Love

Topic: Setting Boundaries

Take These Relationship Quizzes