Family Communication

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In today’s society many families communication has become a burning issue. Families spend most of their time in communicating, for the execution of routine activities everyone needs assistance and support from others. Then communication process starts, no one can communicate alone. There‘s always a sender and one or more receivers. Communication is a source of delivering messages from one to another. Through communication people share their ideas, feelings, thoughts and emotions. Communication plays a vital role in the working in families. Family Systems theory attempts to explain a way of explaining family interactions. It’s also a way of analyzing the way families communicates with one another.

Family systems have many different systems properties. These properties include wholeness, Interdependence, Non- Summaitry, Openness/closeness, homeostasis, morphogenesis and Equifinality. Social Construction Theory is a theoretical perspective that centers upon the importance of meanings from human behavior. (Turner & West, 2006 pg.26). This theory contributes a focus on the meaning-making function of communication that is lacking in the systems explanation. Relational Dialectics Theory refers to the book titled A Handbook of Personal Relationships, edited by Steve Duck. The title "A Dialectical Perspective on Communication Strategies in Relationship Development," written by Lesile Baxter, presents the basic strategies for an ideal relationship. The theories in which Baxter discusses describe the communication actions that a couple must use to establish, maintain, and dissolve their personal relationships. In this paper it will explain the different perspectives on family communication. Relationship:

Family Systems attempt to explain a way of explaining family interactions. It’s also a way of analyzing the way families communicates with one another. Family systems have many different systems properties. These properties include wholeness, Interdependence, Non- Summaitry, Openness/closeness, homeostasis, morphogenesis and Equifinality. Out of the six properties I will only discuss wholeness and interdependence. These are the ones fit my family well. In this paper I will discuss the different systems and boundaries that relate to my family. Next I will discuss suprasystems and “Who’s in” and “Who’s out” approach. First, wholeness is defined as when a family is not simply of its members added together. It also can be referred as to the idea that a system cannot be fully comphrended by a study of its individual’s parts in isolation from one another. When I talk about the wholeness system within my family many other families think we are a very close family, but I reality we are very distant with each other. For example, when others see my family in public the will consider us as being family- oriented, caring and supportive of each other. In reality we are very distant; everyone in my family is not supportive of anyone’s goals or achievements. Each person in my family has their own personalities on life and how they want others to perceive them in public. Most of my family members love to be around people who are negative instead of positive. For as myself, I would personally say that I always hung around positive people. I have to keep my reputation, being in college has helped me to understand the value of your own reputation. Interdependence is defined as systems thinking holding that the behaviors of systems members’ co-construct the system and all members are affected by shifts and changes. The interdependence system is where my family is the strongest. For example, in 2010 while I was working at Dollar General as assistant manager. A life threatening situation occurred; I thought February 07, 2010 was the last day of my life. I was held at gunpoint and was demanded to give the robber all the money out of the safe. After giving the robber all the money, he still had the gun point to my...
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