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an entity composed of discrete parts which are connected in such a way that a change in one part results in changes in all the parts

system

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criteria for membership in a family

emotional significance
enduring ties

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individual a affects individual b

linear thinking

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changes in individual A affects several members in the system, and the effect propagate throughout the system

circular thinking

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a balance or stability that the system tries to attain

equilibrium

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capacity to resist change

homeostasis

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roles in the family system
there is a mediator when two of members of the family argue (normal)

triangulation

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triangulation
diverting attention from the real problem

detouring of conflict

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a member of the triangle manifests a symptom as a result of problems in a triangular relationship

symptom carrier

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prevents the family from breaking up

family hero

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alliances in families that are formed for the purpose of decision-making

coalition

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emotionality present in the family

resonance

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the family is very connected and empathic with each other, interconnected relationship

enmeshment

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the family is distant from each other and there's little emotional conncetion

disengagement

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agreed upon ways of living and behaving towards members of the family

rules

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rules that explicitly enforced in the family

overt rule

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implicit, unsaid but still expected

covert rules

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govern rule between members of the system

boundaries

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negotiable rules that discussed between two members

clear

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non-negotiable rules

rigid

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characterized by allowable intrusions, sometimes masquerading as dysfunctions

diffused

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family structures
4 behavioral patterns

most important: duty to close kin
utang na loob is central
modest in speech, though and action
dignity and honor at all cost