Role Of A Genogram in Your Marriage

What is a genogram and what is the role of a genogram in your marriage? It is much like a family tree with all the connections and family ties throughout the past generations. A genogram differs in that the connections are not just birth and death dates and who is whose cousin. It illustrates the emotional patterns of the family. The chronic behaviors that get passed down through generation. When you ask you partner, “who in the family are you most alike?”. The need is to uncover the patterns of behavior that link to your partner. For example, one side of the family has a history and a comfortability to keeping secrets.

Source: Mediation and Counseling Blog

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