Chapter 4 Notes
Chapter 4 Notes HD 204
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Date Created: 02/17/15
Communication Patterns and the Creation of Family Identity Relational Cultures a private world of rules understandings meanings and patterns of acting and interpreting that partners create for their relationship Wood 2007 p 308 Communication rules shared understandings of what communication means and what kinds of communication are appropriate in various situations Wood 2007 Tvoes of Rules What can be discussed How can it be discussed With whom can it be discussed Metarules rules about rules Adapting Rules Flexibility Feedback Hierarchy Importance of Rules Provide predictability Help coordinate shared meaning Set limits of cohesion adaptability boundaries Emotional bonds etc Bevond Communication Rules Rules regulate and direct family life Rules emerge from Family of origin Blending with partner Culture Trial amp error conflict and resolution Finding what works to manage life Purpose of Rules Accountability Boundanes Managing Rules Adaptability is helpful Developmental appropriateness Ex bedtime Rule rigidity rule becomes obsolete Disabling rules rules causing damage not working lmplicitness desirable everyone just knows Explicit having rules posted on the wall Family Secrets Toxic Secrets poison family relationships key family issues and stories remain untold and unexplained Dangerous Secrets put their owners in immediate danger or cause such severe emotional turmoil that their capacity to function is threatened Function of Secrets Bonding families believe secrets could possibly bring its members closer 39Evaluation families believe secrets help members avoid negative judgment Ex Parents may hide child s sexual preference etc Maintenance Protecting the family from outside stressors EX religious beliefs kept from the outside world to avoid conflict 39Privacy Secrets are concealed because they are seen as personal andor irrelevant to others Defense Secrets protect them from others using the information against them 39Communication Secrets reflect a lack of open communication among family members
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