Family Structure Of A Family Essay

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Family Structure
My family is remote, yet central to my life. My family coalesce, and vanish, to and from each other’s lives. Having developed together, yet apart, and without copious restraint of each other’s opinions or views. Coming together, occasionally for family functions, always with the expectation that all or none will show up. These family functions, merely invitations, of which family members attend arbitrarily. The host will not know who is attending until people start showing up the day the event occurs. Regardless, there has always been enough food and room to accommodate the motley members who might show up. It is an unspoken value (McGoldrick, 1995) to have enough provisions, just in case.
One of six female children in my family, my birth order is second born. My father is Chinese and my mother is Irish/Jewish (uncertain). All of my siblings are half sisters with the exception of my older sister. She is 11 months older than myself and is my full sister. The family, reference us as the Irish twins, distinguishing us from the youngest set of sisters; identical twins from my father’s second marriage. My elder sister and I are also referenced as Irish twins on behalf of my mother’s heritage. In addition to my older sister, my mother had two additional children as a result of her second marriage. Each set of sisters from the oldest to the youngest is in sequences of two, constructed from each parent’s second marriage and are full…

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