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7. Disagreements or conflicts between parents or adults:
l Were never heard in my home. They were swept under the rug peace at any cost.
l Came up regularly, but my parent(s) usually dealt with them pretty well, even when one got angry.
l This was the constant backdrop of my life. Parents or adults in my home just screamed and never
solved anything.
8. On apologizing and admitting wrongdoing:
l No one in my family took responsibility or apologized. Others were always blamed.
l We were encouraged to admit when we were wrong and apologize.
9. In my family:
l Members tended to jump to conclusions and judged each other in the most negative light.
l Members gave each other the benefit of the doubt.
Go back over these questions and star 3 or 4
answers you feel are most important for healthy families.
Take a moment to jot down some of the family patterns you want for your
future and any you want to avoid. Why is this important for you (and a child
you might have now or someday)?
When it comes to raising a child together, it’s
important to talk about the patterns each partner
grew up with. Discuss and decide together what
you want for your family.
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