How dysfunctional is your dysfunctional family?

I have yet to meet anyone who thinks their family is “normal”. When I discuss anything to do with dysfunctional families, I’m always fascinated by the range of responses as I share my thoughts. While a large number are appreciative of my understanding of how they might be experiencing the dysfunction and how they might cope, this is not always the case. Some react defensively, feeling the need to protect their family from the threat of any changes to the status quo. Others wear their family like a badge of honour, proud of the fact they are different and struggle with hardships others may never have to face. Continue reading “How dysfunctional is your dysfunctional family?”