Joyce Marter talks with radio host, Sue Zawacki, on why family fallouts happen and how to cope with them.
“Sue Zawacki tackled the topic of family fallout on her show Aging Info Radio, which broadcasts each Saturday morning from 6-7 am on AM 560WIND. Sue opened the show by proposing that words have the ability to hurt or heal. ‘Sometimes in the wrong moment, you can say or do something that creates conflict with family members or friends, which may end a relationship. These family fallouts can have long-term ramifications,’ said Sue. To address the topic of family fallouts, Sue’s guest was Joyce Marter, Founder and psychotherapist of Urban Balance, which provides psychotherapy as a healthy, proactive way to achieve balance and wellness for personal and professional success. ‘In a family relationship, small things can get blown out of proportion. Serious conflict can occur between one or more family members, which may result in members not talking to one another or even ending a relationship. But there are usually underlying issues that contribute to the dynamics of the relationship,’ said Marter. Marter noted that the ultimate result of family fallouts is loss: loss of time together, loss of intimacy, the loss of sharing celebrations and holidays, and losing the positive dynamics of the family.”