Posts tagged dysfunctional family
The Roles Families Play

f you grew up in a dysfunctional family you probably have a good idea what I mean when I write about the roles family members play. Every family has them. It’s just that in a dysfunctional family, they call the shots and determine the outcome of the player’s lives in a way that doesn’t happen in a “normal” family. Dysfunctional families evolve because one or more of the significant members are dishonest in how they express themselves. They lack effective communication skills and usually lack effective coping mechanisms. The family unit evolves in such a way as to “protect” those people from having to learn how to express themselves honestly.

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