If you want your family business to survive for the long haul, it is vital to work on your family issues. The simple reason some families seem to navigate tumultuous waters with relative ease is they diligently engage with each other. Connectivity is the key for smooth sailing, no matter what happens. Families who spend time together, develop a great deal of flexibility, are not rigid in their roles and patterns; they generally give each other the benefit of the doubt; and they have developed healthy communication patterns. There really is no magic to it. It’s just plain old hard work.