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family

Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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The second theme deals with the implications of learning about and intervening with partner violence on the personal biography as it relates to the family of origin. This theme was expressed dramatically by students who had been exposed to interparental violence or had been abused themselves by their parents, as illustrated in the following citation by Ilana (age 26): I think that I knew what violence was before beginning my studies.
A family of origin for 23 fall YOY was narrowed down to two possible families, but could not be further resolved due to the poor quality of these YOY fingerprints (the banding pattern was distorted or faint), which increased the difficulty of comparing them to family fingerprints.
Macon restates the psychic themes of his family of origin through his acquisition of real estate.
His goal was to help the patient develop emotional object and a greater intellectual understanding about their family of origin. He wanted to help the patient understand the emotional tasks of differentiation.
This study describes the work and career experiences of adult women whose parents lack any formal education beyond high school and explores the influence of family of origin on those experiences.
I think of my family of origin, my great teachers and colleagues, students who came in and out of my life and always surprised me by how much they knew and how much they grew, and lay people struggling with creativity and risk to live out the tension between street and home.
Other studies have shown that parental divorce and poor functioning in the family of origin (i.e., frequent conflict, lack of communication, and low levels of cohesion) predict difficulties with developmental task attainment for college students, including reactive emotional cutoffs from parents (Johnson & McNeil, 1998; Johnson & Nelson, 1998; Johnson, Wilkinson, & McNeil, 1995) and low levels of vocational identity (Johnson, Buboltz, & Nichols, 1999).
Key elements of this workshop are explorations of gender culture and issues related to family of origin.
'They could have learning disabilities, or physical disabilities, or there may be concern about their mental health, or problems surrounding the family of origin.
Chapters include: developments in premarital and remarital counseling; why marry in the first place and why marry again; foundations and goals of premarital and remarital counseling; conjoint counseling and the dynamic relationship history; exploring the family of origin and previous relationships; premarital and remarital counseling inventories; remarriage and stepparenting; group counseling; communication, values, decision making, and finances; intimacy and sexuality; and special situations (very young and older first marriages, forced marriages, and conflicted relationships).
More specifically, when observing subjects from a variety of family emotional backgrounds, does the individual family of origin perceived emotional alliance impact the ability of subjects to establish intimacy in their own relationships?
Although the family of origin is generally an important component of the support system of individuals who are experiencing the crisis of a physical illness, gay men with HIV/AIDS are more likely to seek and receive social support from friends and partners than from the family of origin (Hays, Catania, et al., 1990; Hays, Chauncey, et al., 1990; Hays, McKusick, et al., 1994; Schwarzer et al., 1994).

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