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family

 [fam´ĭ-le]
1. a group of people related by blood or marriage or a strong common bond, such as those descended from a common ancestor, or a husband, wife, and their children.
2. a taxonomic category below an order and above a genus.
blended family a family unit composed of a married couple and their offspring including some from previous marriages.
dysfunctional family one in which adult caregivers are unable to consistently fulfill their family responsibilities.
extended family a nuclear family and their close relatives, such as the children's grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
nuclear family a family consisting of a two-generation relationship of parents and children, living together and more or less isolated from their extended family.
nuclear dyad family a husband and wife with no children.
family of origin the family in which a person grew up.
family processes the psychosocial, physiological, and spiritual functions and relationships within the family unit; for nursing diagnoses, see under process.
single-parent family a lone parent and offspring living together as a family unit.
skewed family a family in which one spouse is severely dysfunctional and the other spouse assumes an acquiescent, peacemaking stance to maintain equilibrium.
family (omaha) in the omaha system, a problem modifier defined as a social unit or related group of individuals who live together and who experience a health-related problem.

dysfunctional family

Psychology A family with multiple 'internal'–eg sibling rivalries, parent-child– conflicts, domestic violence, mental illness, single parenthood, or 'external'–eg alcohol or drug abuse, extramarital affairs, gambling, unemployment—influences that affect the basic needs of the family unit
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It was as awkward as a disfunctional family trying to get through Christmas dinner without throwing roast potatoes at the in-laws.
Featuring a stellar cast, The Big Wedding is the hilarious story of a disfunctional family trying to survive a wedding weekend without it turning into a full-blown fiasco as a divorced mum and dad have to pretend to be married again.
Like many of the other kids at Ruth Throsby Private High School on the Gold Coast she comes from an absurdly wealthy disfunctional family but somehow manages to keep her 'head screwed on straight' and deal with her exdruggie now Born Again Christian parents.
Depending on how precisely you define the terms, they are punk / indie / alternative and they like to weave a story into their full-pelt songs - Carolina, for instance, is the harrowing tale of a modern disfunctional family and there's plenty more where that came from on Portraits which leaves little doubt that their influences include The Clash, The Jam and The Manics.
Carolina, for instance, is the harrowing tale of a modern disfunctional family and there's plenty more where that came from on Portraits, which leaves little doubt that their influences include The Clash, The Jam and The Manics.
Yes,I agree wholeheartedly that the Simpsons comments on humanity and a disfunctional family in particular and has a huge following both with the young and the old.
As one seasoned royal observer said on TV at the weekend: ``You wouldn't want the royals on your street - they're the most disfunctional family in the land.
The second short film, Dream Kitchen, tells the story of a young man who returns home to tell his disfunctional family he is gay.