Who's Dysfunctional?

How would you define a dysfunctional family?  Probably, like Wikipedia, you would say "a family in which conflict, misbehaviour and even abuse on the part of individual members of the family occur continually, leading other members to accommodate such actions."  You might say, like the University of Illinois Counseling Center, that it involves parents with "addictions or compulsions," that use "the threat or application of physical violence as the primary means of control."But then the good people at the UI Counseling Center add another kind of family, the kind that "rigidly adhere[s] to a particular belief (religious, political, financial, personal). Compliance with role expectations and with rules is expected without any flexibility." Are they referring to liberal feminist mothers that force their daughters to play Little League baseball with the boys? Of course, they aren't.  The dysfunctional family they are concerned about is the rigid conservative...(Read Full Article)

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