Dysfunctional Family

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Family Introduction Paper Traditionally, family is defined by the title and relationship of the ancestry. However the modern day definition has evolved to include anyone with an intimate and or both vital connections to the relationship. A theoretical perspective leads family researchers to identify those aspects of families and relationships that interest them and suggests possible explanations for why patterns and behaviors are the way they are (Lamanna, Riedmann, & Stewart, 2015, p. 32). Sociologist analyzes social circumstances. Society and social behavior are key elements in question. The conflict theory studies how the elite control the environment and actions of those around them. The tend to have a major influence on the outcome …show more content…
At times this relationship supersedes that of my immediate family. This group of people consists of many people I do not know but they help me to remain spiritually grounded. This connection provides many families with a sense of community, support in times of crisis, and a set of values that give meaning to life (Lamanna, Riedmann, & Stewart, 2015, p. 18). Our belief in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit connects us spiritually and eternally.
Growing up in what one would constitute as a dysfunctional family. I was focused on changing the pattern of my family’s dynamics. The family system theory suggests that the family is and emotional unit. It often gives family members insight into the effects of their behavior (Lamanna, Riedmann, & Stewart, 2015, p. 40).
The portrait of my family from the outside looking in reveals that of the modern day Waltons. We are the picture perfect big happy family from the window looking in. But from the inside the complexity of my family structure is nothing short of a blended family mess. There are two families with a multitude of socially, undefined relationships that complicates my ancestral foundation. These two family trees provide a mixture of blended families that pushes family variations to the
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Having these two individual trees form one, you would never know extended family exist. Only that of the a nuclear family seen from the outside.

References
Lamanna, M. A., Riedmann, A. C., & Stewart, S. (2015). Chapter 1. In Marriages, families and relationships: Making choices in a diverse society (12th ed., p. 18). Cengage Learning.
Lamanna, M. A., Riedmann, A. C., & Stewart, S. (2015). Chapter 2. In Marriages, families and relationships: Making choices in a diverse society (12th ed., p. 18). Cengage Learning.
Lamanna, M. A., Riedmann, A. C., & Stewart, S. (2015). Chapter 2. In Marriages, families and relationships: Making choices in a diverse society (12th ed., p. 32). Cengage Learning.
Lamanna, M. A., Riedmann, A. C., & Stewart, S. (2015). Chapter 2. In Marriages, families and relationships: Making choices in a diverse society (12th ed., p. 38). Cengage Learning.
Lamanna, M. A., Riedmann, A. C., & Stewart, S. (2015). Chapter 2. In Marriages, families and relationships: Making choices in a diverse society (12th ed., p. 40). Cengage Learning.
Lamanna, M. A., Riedmann, A. C., & Stewart, S. (2015). Chapter 2. In Marriages, families and relationships: Making choices in a diverse society (12th ed., p. 41). Cengage

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