How can one spend a long vacation harmoniously with family?


When all family members are on a long vacation together, even in the most harmonious households, spending a long time under one roof can sometimes reveal each other’s flaws, leading to occasional arguments or the development of a tense atmosphere, right? What should you do in such situations?

Go outside the house.

Try leaving the house.

Occasionally, move to a place where your family members are not in sight. Even if you’re upset, being in a place where you can’t see your family can help distract your mind, allowing you to temporarily forget. As time passes, anger tends to subside.

Immerse yourself in your own world.

In situations where there are concerns such as a child’s entrance exams or family members’ work, trust the individuals involved for everything except what only you can do. Immerse yourself in hobbies, work, or household tasks. If it’s work, set goals and work hard to achieve them. If playing a musical instrument is a hobby, get lost in that world. If it’s household tasks, plan what you want to accomplish for the day and steadily work through them. Each person should pursue what they enjoy. Seeing results can lead to a sense of fulfillment.

Inside the house:

Listen attentively to conversations.

In a family setting, dependence can lead to casual and thoughtless remarks, often escalating into conflicts. After returning home and cooling down, try to refrain from making unnecessary comments and instead take on the role of a listener. The other person, having had the opportunity to express themselves, will feel reassured, and emotions are likely to settle. This approach allows for a greater sense of consideration towards family members and creates a more relaxed atmosphere.

Consider the family’s situation before speaking or acting.

]When you say only what you want to say without considering the feelings of others, there may be times when the other person gets hurt or feels upset. You’ve probably experienced this yourself. Before saying anything, take a moment to consider the other person’s situation. It’s often said that by changing yourself, you can also influence a change in others.

During meals, bring up enjoyable and light-hearted topics of conversation.

For students preparing for exams or those busy with work, mealtime is often the only enjoyable moment. Therefore, it is essential to make mealtime a pleasant and relaxing time. It’s not necessary to prepare elaborate dishes; rather, provide something everyone enjoys, and creating topics that everyone can enjoy is also important. Everyone should refrain from casually negating someone’s statement at that time. Negativity only yields negative effects. In such situations, let’s casually let it pass. However, it doesn’t mean ignoring it entirely.

I might be writing something quite challenging. Humans have emotions, and things don’t always go smoothly, but with effort and consideration, situations can be improved.

Choose someone wisely when seeking advice about your concerns.

When you have problems, you lose composure and may not feel empathy towards others. It’s important to address your problems promptly. While searching online can be helpful, if it doesn’t solve your issue, it’s good to talk to someone who might understand. However, confiding in just anyone, even family or friends, may not be effective. Choose a trustworthy confidant and consider their situation before sharing. Talking to someone can help organize your thoughts and ease your feelings.

Expressing gratitude: By showing gratitude towards family members, you can strengthen the bond between one another.

Respecting differences in opinions: It’s important to respect each family member’s unique thoughts and values, and to deepen understanding through dialogue.

Enjoying common activities: Finding hobbies or activities that everyone in the family can participate in and enjoy together can deepen the bond among family members.


Because we spend every day together as a family, it’s clear from observing the news and other sources that various problems can arise. Viewing the family as a microcosm of society and establishing loose rules for ourselves seems to reduce problems. Below is a summary of coping strategies.

  1. Take a break from home for a while.
  2. Immerse yourself in your own world.
  3. Listen carefully to what others have to say.
  4. Consider the family’s situation before speaking.
  5. Make meals enjoyable.
  6. Confide in someone trustworthy who understands your worries as soon as possible.
  7. Express gratitude
  8. Respect differences 
  9. Enjoy common activities

How was it? This time, the content was based on personal experiences and observations. If you have any other good coping strategies, please share them. Let’s brainstorm together for the harmony of our families. It would be great if it could have a positive impact on life itself and contribute to world peace.

Thank you for reading.