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There are three main relationship bonds can be traced through the couples in my family genogram. My family is unique in the sense that both my husband and I came from similar family sizes, but surpassingly have a different view regarding relationships. My family extended family has a plain emotional bond, but with traditional features. Such as; we spend holidays together, speak on a regular basis, but that’s it. No one goes above what they need to do for each other. I hope in the future my family would grow to have a close relationship, but that seems doubtful. However, my husband’s side of the family have much more fused/hostile relationships, that ended in death. Both my husband’s grandfather and father were fused to his grandmother and mom, which turned into hostile relationships. Oddly enough, the grandfather and son never actually knew each other, since he passed away while she was pregnant with him. My husband has a close relationship with his grandmother and mother. His relationship with the females in his family I feel contributes largely why we have a close relationship. We have a close relationship as a family, we can be independent from each other, but come back together as a family.
My family is traditional in the roles it takes, especially when speaking of divorce. There has yet to be an actual divorce leading to a 0% divorce rate, but does seem on both sides the male spouses tend to pass away first and at a much younger age, compared to their wives. The main emotional relationships displayed in my family genogram are plain, fused/hostile and close.
Today’s generation marriage seems more optional compared to a requirement when my Grandparents were marr...
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After reviewing several couple’s relationship through my family genogram, I realize that I take aspects from each relationship and incorporation the good and bad into my own. The good we grow from such as; family traditions and being able to show love in a healthy way, the bad we learn from such as; abusive fathers do not make for pleasant memories. Some relationships are not able to change especially when then couple does not see a point in change. Not that its unheard of that people who have been married for 50 years will get divorced, but I strongly doubt my grandparents would get divorced. They depend on each other too much to not have each other. For most relationships, they cannot be specified as they change as a person and their life events change leading them no longer to be plain, fused/hostile and close.
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