September 25, 2011 2:25 am at 2:25 am #599599
Like, everyone wants to be a decent family. right? And some are more decent than others. But are all families in some way or at some time failing, or falling low, and somewhat dysfunctional? Are there times that perhaps all members abrasively rub each other the wrong way?
…or is it just me?September 25, 2011 2:49 am at 2:49 am #812567metrodriverMember
always running with scissors fast; You’re spilling the family secrets. Rest assured. You’re not alone. There is, in every (extended) family a sub stream of gossip, discontent and jealousy running. But it is not the result of dysfunction. Nor does it result (In most cases) in dysfunction. It’s just human nature. Wherever there are Two people you will have Three opinions. It will all blow over. Things will be fine in the end.September 25, 2011 3:17 am at 3:17 am #812568supermommyMember
Your definately not alone. I was the first to marry into what I thought was a perfect family. Well, they are more dysfunctional than ever. Especially as the other sublings got married, it just meant more opinions and more atitudes and the more pple I speak to the more I see this is what goes on in every house. It is a level of maturity to ignore the bickering or atitudes or whatever it is…. I try not to let it get to me, although, around yomtov time it can be much worse!September 25, 2011 4:05 am at 4:05 am #812569
LOL ok!September 25, 2011 7:28 am at 7:28 am #812570ursula momishMember
We put the fun into dysfunctional.September 25, 2011 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm #812571
Most of us are aware of the saying that “everyone has skeletons in their closet”. Yes, it is true that not all is perfect in life. However, some people deny it or pretend they don’t know who you are talking about if you ask them such as “are you related to so and so”. Recently at a wedding i had such experience and the side that wants to be in denial is playing a good show…they think so!!!!September 25, 2011 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #812572soliekMember
define dysfunction. do you know anyone who is truly normal? define normal.September 25, 2011 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #812573metrodriverMember
Ms. Critique…; Were you on the inquiring side or on the receiving end of “The Nile”. In such a (latter) case, strangers will always tell you more than you know or care.September 25, 2011 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #812574WolfishMusingsParticipant
My family has me. That’s more dysfunction than any family deserves in a thousand years.
The WolfSeptember 25, 2011 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #812575mom12Participant
definitelySeptember 25, 2011 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #812576amichaiParticipant
yes, we are basiclly all in the same boat. some more than others!September 25, 2011 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #812577PeacemakerMember
And some less than others.September 25, 2011 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm #812578makMember
Every person has an element of dysfunction, and since a family is comprised of two or more people, your answer is yes.September 25, 2011 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm #812579aries2756Participant
no one knows what goes on behind cosec doors.September 26, 2011 2:15 am at 2:15 am #812580
aries2756, baruch hashem for that! AmenSeptember 26, 2011 6:41 am at 6:41 am #812581tahiniMember
One of life’s pleasures is realising othe people have dysfunctional famiies too! Normality is one of those words almost impossible to define, everyone has their own ideas and experiences. We never realise what goes on in other people’s lives, thank goodness! Close those doors!September 26, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm #812582oot for lifeParticipant
it’s not dysfunction, it’s just how families work
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