pseudomutuality


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pseudomutuality

[-mo̅o̅′tyo̅o̅·al′itē]
Etymology: Gk, pseudes + L, mutuus, reciprocal
(in psychotherapy) an atmosphere maintained by family members in which surface harmony and a high degree of agreement with one another hide deep and destructive intrapsychic and interpersonal conflicts. The family acts as if it is close and happy when in fact it is not.