I hear it all the time.
“My family is so dysfunctional!”
Passive aggressive parents, always irritable in-laws, depressed relatives and out-of-control children are some of the family often described following this statement.
Dr. Elvira G. Aletta raises a very good point in her article, What Makes a Family Functional vs. Dysfunctional ? She suggests people use the word ‘dysfunctional,’ as if “there is an opposite, functional, family...