There are certain obvious traits (like addiction, etc.) that make families dysfunctional, but on today’s show, I’m going to be covering some dysfunctional family dynamics that have become normalized in our society.
It is important to be aware of these other types of dysfunction because they can influence a) how you’re raising children and b) your self-esteem.
In this week’s episode, I’ll be covering various dysfunctional traits and next week I’ll be covering dysfunctional roles in family systems.
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“When a parent acts like you are an extension of them, it is really easy to NOT understand that you’re NOT.” – Terri Cole
- What is dysfunction
- What is interdependence
- How secondary trauma works
- What is abuse
- How perfectionism can create dysfunction
- What are boundaries
- What creates a fear-based home
“Unless they are people who have done a lot of self-help work, so much conflict stems from really not knowing how to communicate and when to communicate.” – Terri Cole
“Any addiction within a family system creates dysfunction for the rest of the people.” – Terri Cole