What does a Normal Family look like? Jane Howard says, “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
When I lived in Dallas, I met some of the best family therapists in this country. There are basically fifteen traits common in what we could call Healthy families according to my colleague, Delores Curran. During the next few blogs, we will review these traits. Peter Collier once said, “Your family is what you’ve got…” It’s your limits and your possibilities. Sometimes you’ll get so far away from your family, you’ll think you’re outside its influence forever; then before you figure out what’s happening, it will be right beside you, pulling the strings. Some people get crushed by their families. Others are saved by them.