Family Conflict? Fix These 12 Bad Feng Shui Culprits and Restore Calm

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If you are experiencing high levels of conflict in your family, don't give up until you carefully look into the feng shui of your house. While not a miracle solution, feng shui can show you the hidden connection between the energy of your family dynamics and the strong negative energy that can be created by many feng shui house mistakes.

There can be many feng shui challenges in your new house that can provoke, and even strengthen, the negative energy of disagreements, arguments, and overall dissatisfaction with your relationship.
It is somewhat similar to constantly wearing an uncomfortable pair of shoes or clothing that does not fit you well; after a while, this starts to irritate and bother you. Let's identify the feng shui culprits in your home and explore tips to calm and balance the energy. If your house is challenged by constant conflict, it is helpful to understand that bad feng shui can attract conflict.

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    Feng Shui Problems in Your Main Entry

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    The energy in your main entry determines the quality of energy that enters the home. Do you want vibrant, healthy, fun and nourishing energy in your home? Then be sure your main entry is feng shui-friendly

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    Bad Outside Feng Shui

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    Having good feng shui energy outside your house is important for many reasons. Understand what bad outside feng shui energy is and be sure you know how to deal with it. 

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    Bedroom Feng Shui

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    Bad feng shui in a house can sure be a contributing factor to constant arguments in the family. Most of the time this is a hidden factor, because, as a culture, we are not used to thinking of any environment having a strong influence on human behaviour. Stockbyte/Getty Images

    There can be no peace in the home if you sleep in a bad feng shui bedroom, it is as simple as that. Is your bedroom properly set up for good feng shui? Find out and do the work that needs to be done for a better night's sleep. 

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    Direct Alignment of Doors or Windows

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    If you have two or more doors in direct alignment, especially if it is the front door and back door, then you definitely need feng shui to balance the energy and keep it in the house. The same feng shui principle applies to a door aligned with a big window.

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    Staircase Facing the Front Door or in the House Center

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    In terms of feng shui, a staircase creates unsettling energy. The worst feng shui location of a staircase is in the heart/center of the home, as well as directly facing the front door. If this is what's happening in your home, you need feng shui to balance the energy.

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    A Non-Existent or Stressed Out Love and Marriage Area

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    In feng shui, there is a specific area of your home connected to the energy of love and relationships. Is your love area treated well, feng shui wise? Do you have the right colors, materials, images? Or, is the area partially missing? Find out and deal with it.

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    A Stuck or Non-Existent Money Area

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    Ok, a feng shui area cannot be completely non-existent, so it is a bit of an exaggeration. However, if the energy in your feng shui money area is stuck and the area is neglected, one can say it is non-existent. Take good care of your money area and you will bring so much more peace in all your interactions.

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    A Forgotten Basement, Garage, or Attic

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    If you think the state of your basement, garage, attic, or closets has nothing to do with the state of your energy, you really need to re-think it. Or, better yet, clear out these areas and feel what a huge difference this makes in the state of your home, as well as your own inner state of mind.

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    House Energy Stuck and/or Bad Vibes From Previous Owners

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    If you live in a house with bad history, or you've had many negative experiences in the house, you need to clear the energy. You can do it once a year or once a week. Maintaining positive, healthy relationships is very hard while you constantly swim in an invisible sea of negativity.

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    Conflicting Feng Shui Decor

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    It is hard to keep your energy clean and clear if you live in a house that is not nourishing you. Even though this is a more advanced feng shui application, it is sure worth looking into if you experience a higher than usual energy of conflict and negativity.

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    A Bathroom in the Center of Your Home

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    In feng shui, the center of your home is considered to be the heart of the home. This makes it very important to create a center with open, happy, and fresh energy. When you have a bathroom in the center, the energy created there spreads negative vibes throughout your home. 

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    A Heavy and Cluttered Health Area

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    The health area in feng shui needs to be treated well, as the well-being of all your family members is connected to the state of energy in this area. If your health area is cluttered and has heavy, stagnant energy, this will negatively reflect the interaction between family members. In order to avoid conflicts, learn to create good feng shui in your health area.

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