https://www.shutterstock.com/zh/image-photo/happy-family-making-home-sign-on-141767203 Written by: Director, The Hong Kong Institute of Family Education Dr. Tik Chi-yuen To maintain good and intimate family relationships, three elements are needed, including family planning, family communication and family empathy. Whether it is an individual, a group or a community, there is a need to have a plan. These plans should include directions, goals, actions and solutions to problems. Likewise, every family needs to have its own family plan. In simpler terms, planning for home ownership, savings, travel, and children requires clear planning and action. In the process of talking about these plans, it is important for all family members to share them, and for everyone to agree on them so that they can work together to create a happy family.