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Communication in families
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Defining family 1. Federal government Shared residence. Reproduction or adoption of children 2. The ‘new way’ (Kathleen Galvin, 2004) System with two or more interdependent people who have a common history and a present reality, and who expect to influence each other in the future. >> two parents (of different or same sex) and their children (biological or adopted) >> married or not >> a single parent who lives with her/his biological children
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Defining family The ‘new way’ Andrew Billingsley Two or more persons sharing a household that are related by blood, marriage, formal adoption, or by appropriation
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Types of family com. Spouses/partners (Fitzpatrick) Traditionals >> gender role patterns >> a great degree of interdependence >> an inclination to avoid conflict Independents. >> avoid adhering to traditional sex roles Separates >> place a higher value on their individual freedom than on their relationships >> more conflict-avoidant than independents >> have greater space needs and share less
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