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The Most Common Dysfunctional Family Characteristics, How To Spot Them, And What Can Be Done

For people involved in a dysfunctional family, it can be especially difficult to realize and clearly see the dysfunctional characteristics present in their family. Dysfunctions...

Are You The Family Scapegoat? Signs You May Be, And What You Can Do About It

Tolstoy once said: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its way.” Dysfunction in the family unit can take almost as many forms as a snowflake...

How To Stop Thinking About Your Crush

Remember your first high school crush? Sweaty palms, butterflies in your stomach, a fast heartbeat that feels like it’s going to pop out of your chest? You constantly daydreamed...

What Is A Family Of Origin? Definition, Perspectives, And Importance On Your Relationships

Much is said about how childhood trauma and triumphs can influence your health, relationships and self-esteem in adulthood. Childhood is far more than just your experiences...

Recognizing the Signs of Enmeshed Family Relationships and How to Manage

Enmeshment is a dysfunctional relationship style that’s characterized by too-close relationships. This style is usually found between family members. Although closeness...

Family Therapy: Theories, Modalities, And Efficacy

Family therapy is a form of therapy in which an entire family is engaged in therapy, to reach a group resolution, rather than an individual seeking out personalized therapy...

Why Is My Teenage Daughter So Mean To Me, And What Can I Do?

Have you found yourself thinking, “How did we get from sugar and spice and everything nice,” to “Who are you and what have you done with my sweet daughter?” From head to toe,...

I Feel Like I Hate My Mom! What Do I Do?

“I feel like I hate my mom!” At first reading, those are pretty strong words. Depending on what’s behind those words, it could be a pretty strong assertion. If you’ve said...

I Don't Like My Family: How To Identify And Distance Yourself From Toxic Relatives

In the best scenarios, people maintain positive, healthy relationships with their families. After all, the family is widely regarded as people who you are supposed to be able...

12 Common Problems With Blended Families And How To Deal With Them

If you already have a blended family or you’re thinking about blending your family with your partners, it’s a good idea to consider just what problems you could find yourself...

Are You Experiencing Blending Family Issues? 30 Tips To Manage

If you’re experiencing blending family issues, you’re certainly not alone. According to Smart Stepfamilies, about a third of all weddings today join together as stepfamilies...

Online Counseling Helps You Accept Your Family

What Is Online Counseling? Online counseling is a forum where you can receive therapy or counseling from a licensed therapist or mental health professional. You will learn ways...
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