Breaking Family Cycles: Strategies for Overcoming Generational Patterns

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Breaking Family Cycles: Strategies for Overcoming Generational Patterns

It’s no secret that families can be complicated. When unhealthy family cycles continue, people’s mental health can be impacted and the effects can ripple through generations. If you’re someone who’s been wanting to break those unhealthy family cycles, then this blog is for you. Let’s discuss this topic further and go over some things that you should keep in mind if you’re in this situation.

Ending Family Cycles

Before you can begin breaking generational patterns, you first need to recognize that a pattern does exist. This can be more complicated than it seems. Many of us are so accustomed to the cycles that already exist, that it can be difficult to identify which cycles are unhealthy and which ones should end.

If you’re not sure which cycles you should end, then it may be helpful for you to speak with a therapist.


Starting therapy is one of the best things that you can do if you’re looking to break unhealthy generational patterns. At Avalon Malibu, therapy is one of the things that we recommend for most people. We’ve seen the benefits of therapy for our Avalon Malibu clients and strongly believe that it’s an option most people should consider.

If you’re going to go to therapy with the intention of breaking generational patterns, then it’s important that you make that clear to your therapist. They may have some thoughts about your situation or can point you in another direction if they’re not the right therapist for this goal.

Being open and honest with your therapist is one of the best things you can do. Consider spending some time thinking about your specific goals and picturing how you may be able to work on them in therapy.

We hope that this blog has been helpful as you seek to break unhealthy generational patterns. Don’t hesitate to do your own research and learn more about this topic through the various resources available.

Breaking generational cycles is something that can be incredibly complicated. This is such a big topic and we understand that it’s not one that can easily be covered in a blog post. If you’d like to speak with a member of our team about the different therapy options that we provide, then you can go ahead and give us a call at (844) 857-5992. We hope to hear from you so that we can help you achieve your mental health goals!

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