Conflicts in interpersonal relationships create emotional illnesses. Such conflicts create miscommunications, increase divorce rates, violence, job stress and family problems. Often people blame emotional problems on issues in their life that they are consciously aware of– a family move, raising children, caring for elderly parents, career upsets and so on. People remain unaware that problems in the status of their relationships with others are what account for emotional problems and illnesses. It is important for preventing or lessening emotional ills to understand your role and functioning in your most important relationships, both present and past.