Genogram Family Analysis

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Genogram Family Analysis II
How you ever feel that we, as sons or daughter tend to repeat our parent mistakes? I have always asked myself why and I still have not have the right answer. For example my mother grew up in a very strict environment when she was a child, with my grandmother and my great grandmother coming from a Japanese Culture; my mother grew up to be a very quiet and reserve young adult. She is really kind, strict, helpful and with a very big heart. Although we had our differences when I was growing up, we get along pretty well. One of the things that stand out from her, it is her stubborn personality. Although she is a really good listener, I always feel that it has to be her way. I believe she is more like her way or the high way. I guess one could say that my mother was stubborn and knew what she wanted in life. Instead of listening to her mother and learning how to be a house wife, she pursued a college education. She was the first on her family to go to College and pursue a career as an accountant. My mother and I have a really weird, strange relationship; I believe it is because I grew up in a different home when I was a child. I mostly recall my childhood living with my grandmother from my mother’s side. When I was a child, my mother tended to overwork and always was too busy to be or hang out with me. As a child, I saw my mother more like a discipline figure. As a teenager, my relationship with my mother changed a lot; we started talking more than usual, but I still had a lot of resentment towards her. Now as a young adult, we get along ok, but I still feel that the gap that we had from the beginning has not yet been filled. Although I grew up separately from my parents, especially my mother, I see a lot of similarities. I tend to be stubborn in my own way. I was taught a lot from my mother and my grandmother, being the first and only child for a long time. My younger brother was born when I was 13. My mother taught me manners on how to interact politely with elders, table manners, and the importance of education. My mother is a very educated person, I would like to become a professional and be as knowledgeable as her. One of the things I could always count with my mother is her knowledge for medicine. She always knows what medicine I can take and what I need to do in order to get better. My mother used to be the hospital accountant in the pharmacy department for almost 20 years, so she is pretty knowledgeable when it comes to medicine. My father is the oldest son of his family. He has nine siblings, four brothers and five sisters. He is a very hard worker individual. He started working at a very young age in order to help his family. Right after he graduated from high school, my father enrolled in the air force. My father is a very persistent man; he does not give up easily. He is a very happy go lucky person. He is really social and outgoing, always making jokes, telling stories and making other people laugh. He is really passionate about drawing and designing things. He enjoys working with his hands and going outdoors. He is more adventurous than my mother. My relationship with my father has been different. He used to drink a lot while when I was younger, but although he would come under those conditions, he still would have the time and dedication to play with me. When I was younger I used to spend lots of time with my father, he would try to show me how to repair cars, I remember getting all greasy by trying to help him, but after a while I was sent to live with my grandmother, so our relationship changed a lot. As a teenager my relationship with him changed a lot. We would get into a lot of arguments and sometimes even got kicked out of the house. Now as a young adult my relationship with him tends to be pretty distant, I guess I still pretty mad at him for not stick around me when I was a child. I guess like personality wise I am a lot like my father. I like to spend time outdoors;...
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