Family Anaylsis Essay

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Family Analysis PSYCH 500 January 17, 2011 Tera B. Duncan Ph.D. Family Analysis 2 Abstract The objective of genograms is to get to know and gain understanding of family backgrounds. Analysis of a personal genograms has led to a conclusion that a parent’s relationship influences the relationships of their children. The family unit is the beginning of every relationship. What happens during childhood between the parents and children is important for future relationships. As such, “characteristics of the parents as well as the family greatly affect the life of the child” (Menaghan Parcel, 1994) Of the many different relationships people form over the course of life, the relationship between parent and child is among the most important. The quality of the parent-child relationship is affected by the parent's age, experience, and self-confidence; the stability of the parents' marriage; and the unique characteristics of the child compared with those of the parent. The parent-child relationship consists of a combination of behaviors, feelings, and expectations that are unique to a particular parent and a particular child. This paper summarizes the extent of a child's development. Family Analysis 3 As, I look back on my childhood, I realize that I was in a very unstable environment. My mother was very passive and prideful. She and my father were married for the longest eighteen years in history. He was physically, mentally, and emotionally abusive to her. I often, wondered why she remained in an unhealthy relationship. Every week was an argument, and each week the abuse just got worse. My father was very aggressive, outgoing, and brilliant at business. He never really was the family man. He had women outside of the marriage and created other children. At the age of five, I resented the sight

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