Children of dysfunctional families come to believe they are responsible for their parents’ problems. As a result they develop low self-esteem. Carl Benedict, Counselor
What we learned from our families colors the way we feel about ourselves and our relationships.
Types Of Dysfunctional Family Roles:
- 1 or both parents have addictions like drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, gambling, overworking, or overeating.
- 1 or both parents use physical violence as a means of control. Children live in fear of outbursts.
- 1 or both parents exploit the children to take care of the physical or emotional needs of adults.
- 1 or both parents fail to provide or threaten to withdraw physical, emotional or financial support for their children.
- 1 or both parents exert strong authoritarian control over their children.