Problem Areas in Life

: In this day and age it’s pretty amazing to be achild that has parents that are still married. It truly is amazing how two
people so different from one another can make a marriage. Many people enter
marriage with the belief that if you love each other, than that is enough to get
bye.

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Problem Areas in Life
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17 Problem Areas in Life
FAMILY
In this day and age it’s pretty amazing to be a child that has parents that
are still married. It truly is amazing how two people so different from one
another can make a marriage. Many people enter marriage with the belief that if
you love each other, than that is enough to get bye.

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When I look at my parents I realize that they were raised in two totally
different environments, with different life styles, and different ways of
thinking. Yet, I can’t help noticing that their family foundations are the same.

Both of them have made a commitment to each other, a commitment to communicate
with one another, and a commitment to always love one another even when they
don’t always like one another. They must be doing something right, their
marriage is in it’s 36th year!
WORK
Communication in the work place and the ability to communicate effectively is
crucial to success. Even the simplest straightforward exchange of information
can lead to distortion and miscommunication. The basis of a positive and
successful work place is the result of communication from manager’s to
personnel. Listening and feedback are essential to creating a harmonious work
environment.

It has been my personal experience that when communication in the work
environment needs improvement – management always increases written notices to
employees instead of verbal communication. When a manger has to come in contact
with an employee often times what they say can be important and it is intended
to benefit the receiver. When a manager needs to address a situation they should
take a good look into what the real problem is and if the employee has a clear
understanding of the instructions in the first place.


MONEY
Money and credit seem to be the root of many marital problems. We have all
been in the same predicament at least once in our lives, not enough money to
cover the bills. The choices you make now will determine your credit later. To
pay your bills now will leave you strapped for the time being. To pay your bills
late will leave you with damaged credit.

When first starting out, credit is very hard to establish. You need to find
someone that will give you that initial loan, whether that may be a credit card
or an actual bank loan. After you have been given the opportunity to build
credit, how you manage it is entirely up to you. Many families experience
tension of money and credit problems. Once again, I believe that commitment and
planning is the key to overcoming potential problems in this area.

LEISURE
Family leisure is an important aspect of leisure and an important part of
life for many people in our society. Home-based activities and family-oriented
activities outside the home are the most common forms of leisure activity.

Family forms and structures have undergone dramatic changes in recent years,
and the traditional family, made up of a “bread-winner” husband, a
homemaker mother and children, represents only a very small minority of families
today. There are an increasing number of non-traditional families, including
single-parent families, gay and lesbian families, blended families and childless
families. Moreover, recognition of the differential needs of different cultural,
racial and ethnic groups means recognition that family structures may vary
according to cultural background.

One difficulty with family leisure is the problem of choosing activities
suitable for all family members. Interpersonal constraints can include spousal
conflict, the general socio-emotional tone of the marital relationship,
difference between partners in terms of gender roles issues, and conflict
between parents and children. The presence of these types of constraints may
make positive family leisure situations difficult to accomplish, and it is
possible that for some families joint activities may have destructive rather
than constructive outcomes.

There is no sure way of determining optimal level of involvement. Optimal
levels will vary from family to family depending on the degree of similarity of
interests and the desire to spend time together, as well as on other factors.

Family structure and stage in the family life cycle may also play a role here.

For example, although everyone probably needs some time alone to pursue
individual interests, women who have young children and who are full time
homemakers may have a particular need for time to themselves away from the
demands of children.

SOCIAL
One of the primary concerns of social problems are the related and epidemic
problems of drug abuse, crime, illiteracy and moral decay – problems which
weaken and, if not rectified, ultimately destroy the very foundation of a
family. Each family is built upon single individuals and when one lacks
self-worth and sees no solution to their predicament, then they have a family
that is in serious trouble.

There is several drug rehabilitation and drug education centers that are
dedicated to helping people build new drug-free lives for themselves. They
enable a person to locate and overcome why he or she became drug or alcohol
dependent in the first place. Series of life skill courses are offered that help
individuals gain control of himself and his environment so he does not need the
crutch of drugs. However, when we have a family made aware and put on a path to
greater survival for themselves and others, we have a family that can thrive.

HEALTH
Mental health is just as an important part of a persons overall health as
physical health. Actually, it seems as though mental health is so easily
overlooked, especially in children. The children of parents with a panic
disorder or major depression are at increased risk of developing the same
disorders that afflict their parents–even at a very young age. Many articles
that I’ve read have suggested that such disorders can pass from parent to child.

Parental panic disorder and major depression presented a significant risk for
dysfunction and emotional distress in their offspring. Social phobia is also
more common among children whose parents were treated for major depression and
among children whose parents were treated for both panic disorder and major
depression than among unaffected families.

The typical response to a concern of a child’s attitude is that they are
going through some sort of “stage in their life,” that they will
“outgrow” their anxieties or troubles. The best answers to a troubled
child are try and determine the source of their problem. Listening and
responsiveness will go a long way in heading off life-long affliction.

DEATH
When considering death and the impacts it has on other peoples lives, many do
not consider abortion. The unborn human is still a human life and not all the
wishful thinking of those advocating repeal of abortion laws can alter this.

Those of us who seek to protect the human who is still too small to cry aloud
for its own protection have been accused of having an antiquated approach to
life.

Those who can allow emotion to over ride the true facts of science cannot
deny that from the time of conception and from that moment on – there are genes
and cells that make up a human being, different from any other. There is no
doubt that abortion is on demand, it is the right to choose to not continue an
unplanned pregnancy and would prevent unwanted children. This is the final and
desperate emotional plea of people anxious, at whatever price, to escape the
responsibility of their actions. There is nothing more pitiable or heart
rendering then that of an unwanted fetus becoming an unwanted babe or an
unwanted babe becoming an unwanted child, or an unwanted child becoming an
embittered adult. Few would think it right to kill or have killed an unwanted
baby to prevent it from becoming an unwanted child. Then how can they think it
right to kill an unwanted fetus, even more defenseless than a newborn babe just
because it may grow into an unwanted child.

QUALITY OF LIFE
A term that is highly associated with quality of life is
“euthanasia.” The most common thesis in support of euthanasia is
called “The Argument for Mercy.” It simply states that euthanasia is
morally justified because it ends suffering. Terminally ill patients are people
who will never attain a personal existence, never experience life as a net
value, and/or never achieve a minimal level of independence. The moral issue
regarding euthanasia is not affected by whether more could have been done for a
patient, but whether euthanasia is allowable if it is the only alternative to
torment. Euthanasia does not refer to Nazi-like elimination of the sick, old, or
unproductive. Traditionally, euthanasia means the search for a good death, an
easier death for one who is dying, a release through death from intractable
suffering. If a person prefers and even begs for death as an alternative to
linger on in torment, only to die, then surely it is not immoral to help this
person die sooner.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is one of the
oldest and most common moral proverbs, which applies to everyone alike. When
people try to decide whether certain actions are morally correct, they must ask
whether they would be willing for everyone to follow that rule, in similar
circumstances. Each of us is going to die someday; although, we do not know how
or when and we have little choice in the matter. Suppose you were given the
choice to die quietly and painlessly or to live and suffer. A chance to survive
a while longer with a disease so painful that you could only moan for those few
days, weeks, or even months before death while family members stand helplessly
by. What would your ideal choice be? I know, I would choose the quick and
painless death not only for myself, but for my family. The principle of
self-determination promotes the ideas of self-governance, freedom of choice, and
personal responsibility for individual decisions and behaviors.


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