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FAMILY ROLESMom – The caretaker – Yes (rigid)Samantha (sister) – The hero – No (rigid)Robyn (sister) – The scapegoat – No (flexible)Candis (sister) – Lost child – Yes (flexible)Myself – The mascot – Yes (rigid)a) My sister Samantha usually restored homeostasis.b) My father was usually the cause of all anxiety, though he wasn’t really a part of our systemc) My mother tried to shoulder the entire load of anxiety in the household but it inevitably effected the rest of us, which I think put a lot of stress on to my older sister who felt that she had to shield us from it.I have determined that the script that best describes me is the “I’m okay, you’re not ok” script. I think that this best describes me because I do think very highly of myself and when first meeting someone, I do think of myself as better. However, that feeling is not permanent and quite often is eliminated completely after getting to know a person. Where I think I stray from that script is with regards to

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