What is Work and family conflict?: You probably spend most of your life with your family or at work, and conflict or tension in these spheres can have a huge effect on your wellbeing. The conflict between work and family, either directly and indirectly, can affect pretty much all of us. Even single people/parents and those without children will have experienced some sort of family-work conflict at one time or another.
Workplaces often bring together people with disparate personalities, politics and communication styles, and issues at work might include communication/interpersonal problems, bullying, discrimination, stress, performance issues, and low job satisfaction.
Work and family conflict (also known as work-family conflict, family-work conflict, work-family role conflict, family and work-life conflict) are all forms of an inter-role conflict that transpires when the family members energy, time, or behavioural demands of the work role conflict within the family, or personal life roles.
It is thought that many psychological issues are deeply rooted in your family of origin, and it is also common to reproduce these dynamics in your adult family life. Issues that can cause conflict in your family life include financial issues, separation, blended family issues, substance abuse, codependency, physical and emotional problems, or chronic illness and disability.