It is all too common these days to hear of rifts in a family. Whether the division is in the immediate or extended family, the result is the same. It is painful on many levels. Family is supposed to be closely united, with harmonious relations, topped off with peace and joy. Today, that is just not the case. So how do we cope with this reality in the family? Do we try to be an instrument of change? Or do we run away to protect ourselves? As Catholic Christians, how are we to respond to a family torn apart? Share your experience with this type of situation within the family. Call in early at 1-800-585-9396.