Essay On Obama Family Theory

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Family Theory paper
The Obama family is made of a mixed heritage of Luo tribe from Kenya and African American race. The family consists of four members Barack, Michele, Malia, and Sasha. The family lives in Washington, D.C. in a nine-bedroom house and eight and a half bath houses located a few miles away from their former home. This paper will cover the family assessment on the Obama’s family using the functional and structural family approach and incorporating the family stress theory.
The Obama’s Family
The former president and the first lady have been married for 26 years, they are both alumni of Harvard University in the school of law. They met at a law firm in Chicago, where Michele was a mentor to Barack. They later started dating and got engaged in 1991 and married in 1992. The couple has two female children. Barack Obama has been the financial provider of the family, a public figure
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The need to developed this theory was drawn from the observed level of stress that was impacting families after the great depression (McCubbin, 2014). According to (McCubbin, 2014) this theory is based on four steps namely, the crisis, disorganization, recovery, and the reorganization. The Obama’s family had to do some adaptation and adjustments when the former president worn his presidential seat in the year 2009. For example, they had to relocate from their comfort home in Chicago to the White House. Barack Obama had to take up a position that required him to be away from his family. Likewise, Michele had to adjust in supporting her husband in the new role as well as supporting their young children in transitioning into leading a public spotlight life. Sasha and Malia had to learn and adopt in their new environment and continue with their education in a new school. It is through resiliency that the family remained together and withstood all the external forces which came their
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