Dysfunctional Family

Dysfunctional Family

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A dysfunctional family is a family in which conflict, misbehavior, and often abuse on the part of individual members occur continually and regularly, leading other members to accommodate such actions. Children sometimes grow up in such families with the understanding that such an arrangement is normal. Dysfunctional families are primarily a result of co-dependent adults, and may also be affected by addictions, such as substance abuse (alcohol, drugs, etc.). Other origins include untreated mental illness, and parents emulating or over-correcting from their own dysfunctional parents. In some cases, a "child-like" parent will allow the dominant parent to abuse their children.A common misperception of dysfunctional families is the mistaken belief that the parents are on the verge of separation and divorce. While this is true in a few cases, often the marriage bond is very strong as the parents' faults actually complement each other.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Volutpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135629158
  • 9786135629156