Characteristics of Functional and Dysfunctional Couples Dysfunctional: Being together and unhappy is safer than being alone. Functional: Being together brings us joy and happiness. Dysfunctional: It is safer to be with other people than it is to be alone and intimate with our partner. Functional: Being alone and intimate with our partner is as safe …∞
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When a parent is addicted to alcohol or drugs, the entire family is set up around the addict and their addiction. Children tend to follow designated roles as the family acts out the drama of addiction. Children develop these roles due to family dynamics. For a child in an addicted household, he or she will …∞
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