Avoid these common roadblocks to effective communication:

  • Lack of trust
  • Different perceptions of fairness
  • Multiple issues
  • Poor communication
  • Geographic dispersions
  • Entrenched patterns
  • Current family relationships
  • Wealth disparities
  • Styles of dealing with conflict
  • Personality changes
  • Complicated role reversals
  • Passivity
  • Relying on faulty assumptions
  • Historical Impasses
  • Emotional triggers and their responses

Families must overcome these barriers and any others that exist to develop relationships that allow them to cohesively move forward to resolution.