If you have disconnected with your family, then its obviously very important to rebuild the lost connection. No matter if you’ve fallen out over a personal issue, or if you simply feel a vague sense of distance, there is always room for the family to become closer again.
While it can be difficult at first, forgiving family members is essential. Not only will they feel better, but you will too, since holding a grudge against someone you love deep down is never healthy. Unless they do some totally unforgivable or criminal act, then you can most likely find a way to speak again and work past prior events.
A great way to reconnect with family is over a meal. Nothing connects people quite as well as food does, and since everyone needs to eat, there’s always a time it can be organised. Alternatively, you can catch up for a coffee and talk about things.
If things are tense with one or more family members, try to find someone who can help connect you and bridge the divide. It is often that an outside perspective can help both parties resolve their differences and see that the thing they fought about isn’t really that important in the grand scheme of things.
Not all distance is because of animosity and buys just be caused by physical distance or being too busy to spend time with each other. It’s never too late to organise family catchup that brings everyone together, just make sure you give those who need to travel or take time off work enough breathing room to make the necessary preparations.
A big family barbeque is a great idea during the summertime. Alternately, you can use a holiday as an excuse to get together and celebrate the festivities as a family.