Genograms are a great way to organize different subtypes of your family. You can organize a genogram with generations, authority, power, and age. When I organized my family in these groups I realized that age sometimes does not correlate to how much power the family member may have. I thought I knew everything about my family members and their roles but, after doing this assignment it made me make better conclusions why some people have more say than other do in the family. Genograms also helps make connections why you are not as close to some family members but closer to others.
Although she was unhappy no one in her family knew she wanted to leave until she was already gone. In a letter she was writing to her family Marilyn said, “I have kept all these feelings inside me for a long time”. This inward questioning about whether she should stay at home and become the perfect housewife, or if she should chase her dream of becoming a doctor is what defines Marilyn as a character. She has all of these aspirations however, due to the social norms around her she is forced to choose between two separate lives. This decision and specifically the letter relates back to the title where it hints at secrets kept by characters in the novel.
Different schools TFS (Systemic Family Therapy), rely on a rich epistemology, though not always like because some of its basic concepts come from relatively independent areas. This epistemology is initially fed from three sources; General Systems Theory (Bertalanffy, 1969), cybernetics (Wiener, 1948) and the Theory of Communication (Watzlawick, Beavin, and Jackson, 1967). In addition, the concepts from evolutionary approaches (e.g., Haley, 1981) and structural (e.g., Minuchin, 1974) are key to the systemic conception of the family, so we have put together with the above sources. The result of these theoretical contributions applied to family psychotherapy is the common denominator of the TFS. Concepts of General Systems Theory A system is
The relationships between the the daughter and father and son and father are seen as rigid relationship. For the father and his children, he does not allow for open communication to happen about rules or boundaries of their relationship; he displays a strong parental role that does not allow for feelings to be expressed about how the relationship is. With the mother and children, it is both a semi-permeable relationship; this means that the children are able to express their concerns about the relationship, but Ms. Freeland has the final say on how the boundaries and rules will be implemented. Open communication is more commonly found between the mother and the children. The relationship between Tracy and Mason is loose because they are not set on boundaries and spend only small amounts of time with each other.
Lena’s refusal to be married was a radical notion at the time of the books publication. Willa Cather portrays this decision as a noble one by having Lena’s independence portrayed in a good light. Independence is an overarching theme in Lena’s life, both past and present. As a child she was never away from more than two people and recounts to Jim how she never had a
Aiman Khalid Karen Quirarte ENGWR 301 Essay #1 Motherhood Gamble My mother sat me down and caressed my hand; I knew something was on her mind. She began by saying, “Being a mother is hard as it is, but being a widowed mother is an even harder task.” Her tone led me to believe that she was trying to confide in me about her role as a mother in my life. She went on to explain the circumstances and hardships she endured as a singular parent. In a way, she was subconsciously letting me know that her every move to raise me wasn’t necessarily ideal, which she later learned from experience. I understood her concern but I never sought her “errors” to stigmatize her as a bad mother, considering she didn’t have a handbook of guidelines on being
It was Education that separated Dee from her family, but it has also detached Dee from a true sense of inner self. With arrogant ideals and educational opportunities, one can loss the sense of heritage, family, and self. These feelings can only be provided by family. What was problematic is the story was that Dee has no admiration for anything around her but herself. This resulted in the alimentation from her family and ancestral roots.
She manages to deal with sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, the loss of her babies, the loss of Nettie, Also she had a life filled with struggles, prejudice, and poverty. Celie was also denied an education being as though she is the oldest and she has to tend to the home responsibilities. Even though she was denied that opportunity she did not let that hinder her willingness to learn. For someone who had to face all of those challenges, she still maintained faith. Celie still remained a caring and gentle soul who finds it easy to love.
Throughout my life, I have endured obstacles that I progressed and pass through. There was a point in my life where my family was stuck in a difficult situation. The issue had impacted my entire family, although I was too little to be aware. As I grew up and found out further, it didn’t affect me too immensely. The obstacle was my view on my family values but, Liz Murray, my inspiration had changed my view.
There are so many people around me facing relationship and marriage issues. I grew up in a single mother household; I haven’t seen a lot of successful marriages in my family. This topic “The Healing Relationship” interested me because I would like to have a successful marriage one day and I have experienced heart break. I believe that counseling is necceassry in relationships because people do struggle with trust issues, couples growing apart and partners fail to communicate their needs. Healing is only way a person to grows, looks past the situation and move on to creating change in their environment.