Family means love, trust, communication, being together, sharing, understanding, listening, caring and space. My family members consist of my immediate family (my parents, 6 brothers, and 1 sister) and some extended. What makes us a whole is that we all understand what the meaning of family means to us as a family. With such a big family we all understand the roles that need to beplayed to achieve the meaning of family, for an example you always listen to the family members who are older than you.
As a multigenerational family there are differences in authority and responsibility. The older you are in my family the more authority and responsibility you have, but in my family you also have to earn it. The social system is very unique and similar to my families system. We as afamily communicate with each other very well about different things, but there is a stronger bond between us kids. I think its because were younger and we can relate with each other and we feel more comfortable talking, than we would our parents. That doesnt mean our family bond is broken, its just at times we have problems with our parents or we have problem we dont feel our parents wouldunderstand. There is nothing wrong with building better relationships with your family members. My family is interdependent because we all depend on each other. Its just a responsibility that we except. If one cant do it then the next will do it and so on. If no one can do it someone will try to do it regardless if its important or not. My family differs from the common living space. Our bond isexpressed through the meaning of family to us. We havent all lived in the same house together at one time, so our bond is different then the authors. History plays a big roll in our family because you come together and share those experiences and talk about them for the rest of your lives. Those times last a lifetime and you eventually share those with your families and build of that. This is probablythe biggest key to our family because we all are attached in our own ways. No one in my family means more or is more important than our parents and we all know that. How we know that is through communication and understanding. My family means the world to me, nothing else matters to me but them.
The ways we communicate with each other is mainly through talking, but at times we give each other looksthat mean certain things. The looks only come in certain situations, for example if IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m in a conversation with someone and donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to be interrupted then a head nod sideways will let them know that now is not the time or wait till IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m done. We all know that talking is the best way to communicate but at times there might be situationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s that we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢tcommunicate at that particular time.
Anytime we come together is a special time because we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t always see each other all the time. No matter if itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only one family member to everyone we all share our experiences. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what brings us closer and makes us a tighter family unit. We take full advantage and opportunity we have to spend with each other regardless if one member seesanother more than everyone else.
Our family system is very unique because everyone takes care of everyone in some way. Obviously my parents take care of the entire family, but in my family the oldest takes care of everyone younger and the next takes care of those who are under them and so on. Our system works well because sometimes my parents canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be there or help out so we look to our otherfamily members for advice or help. It just brings our family closer and closer.
Systems and interdependency are very important for studying when dealing with family communication. With systems we find out how a family brings order, how they deal with things in there lives and how a family reacts to each other and comes together. Interdependency is how a family depends on other family members...