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Oluchi Nwankwo RE: Discussion 2 - Week 1 COLLAPSE Post (using two concepts of Bowen’s family theory) a discussion and analysis of the events that occurred after Alec moved in with his grandmother up until Helen went to the hospital. Analysis of Events Helen Petrakis is a 52-year-old woman married to her husband John and has a total of four children who are of adult age. The children currently live with her. Helen has experienced a great deal of stress taking care of her mother-in-law. One of their children named Alec offered to move in with his grandmother to help relieve his mother. Helen expressed reluctance for Alec moving in with his grandmother but ultimately allowed it especially after the encouragement of her therapist. After Alec moved in with his grandmother, he neglected to get her medication also stole money from her. The high stress levels caused Helen to exhibit symptoms of an anxiety attack which caused her to go to the hospital. Bowen's Family Therapy Using the nuclear family emotional system concept you get a good grasp of the dynamic between Helen and John. The case study expresses that John provides the majority of the income in the family and Helen’s responsibility is to take care of the home which (Plummer, 2014). Helen further

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