Dysfunctional roles in families!

A dysfunctional family role usually occurs in families where a situation looks something like …

  • The needs of the family are greater than each individuals needs.
  • There is crisis or difficulty and we focus on that rather than our needs.
  • Where one persons experience becomes more important than another’s.
  • People are focused on managing, survival and not well-being or recovery
  • Where we get on with things but don’t understand ourselves or have insight
  • People get caught in the drama triangle in their family of origin and then recreate it in other relationships.

Why do we choose this dysfunction and actively engage with it?

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