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This week 1. Understanding Distance in Families 2. Healthy Distance 3. Enmeshment 4. Putting Processes together
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Two Key Terms A key task of families is to regulate the  distance  between family members Being close vs. being disconnected.  As a grade-schooler, a bully picks a fight with you Connectedness : the amount of connection (emotional, physically, cognitively)  that we feel with other members of our family system.  The strength  of the family bond Differentiation : our ability to be different and unique in a family system. The space  families give us. 
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Remembering Pick one person from your family growing up (mom, dad,  sibling, etc).  Consider the following questions: How close were you with this person? How much did you share with them? What were your reasons for the previous two  responses? Get with a partner and share
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Intimacy in Families Intimacy : being close, familiar, or affectionate with another  person.  The connectedness dimension All of our close relationships are defined by intimacy What are signs of intimacy in a relationship? Another way to conceptualize distance regulation is how  comfortable families are with: Individuality : being your own person, having your own goals Tolerance for individuality
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