I watched a social worker trying to "save" a woman from a domestic violence situation. It was disturbing to say the least.
If you find yourself making the same mistakes over and over you might want to look at your relationship patterns.
Another family brings by the "problem child" and drops them off for me to fix. She* is the oldest child of five and has been exposed to severe domestic violence, physical abuse and substance abuse. And she is responding to it as any teenager would - by acting it out.
In dysfunctional families, you often see the children adopting various roles to help the family function as a system. But these roles can cause serious problems in their future lives. Why are Family Roles important and why do we need to know about them?