Development of family science and historical changes in family and marriage
Many studies have been devoted to family and marriage from ancient times to the present day. Even the ancient thinkers Plato and Aristotle justified their views on marriage and the…

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Adaptation in a young family
The initial period of marriage is characterized by family adaptation and integration. According To I. V. Grebennikov, adaptation is the adaptation of spouses to each other and to the environment…

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Mechanisms for family integration
Social and functional mechanisms of family integration E. G. Eidemiller and V. V. Justitsky (1990) call a set of psychological processes that cover family members and their relationships, leading to…

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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Marriage and its consequences

The importance of a marriage ceremony not only for a young couple, but for the whole family is becoming more obvious as more and more young people refuse this ceremony. Rituals that may seem superfluous to young people can be important dividing signs of stages that help all participants make the transition to new ways of their relationship. In most cultures, ceremonies that accompany birth, puberty, marriage, and death are protected because they are considered essential in stabilizing life.

Whatever the relationship of the couple during the courtship period preceding the marriage, the marriage ceremony unpredictably changes the nature of this relationship. For many couples, the “honeymoon” and their time together before children are born is full of charm. Continue reading

Difficulties in the middle period of marriage

In most animal species, the family unit consisting of parents and children does not last long. As a rule, parents annually produce offspring, and the young go out into the world, continuing their line, while the parents start a new brood. But human parents are obliged to take care of their children for many years, keeping in touch with them even after they have to be considered not as children, but as equal adults. This one-of-a-kind device requires family members to adapt to unusual changes in mutual relationships that occur over a number of years. As family relationships change, marriage relationships are constantly being reviewed. Continue reading

Psychology of the family as a system

Over the past 50 years, a systematic approach has been dominant in family counseling, which views the family as a system. This means that the family is considered as a whole unit. It consists of parts that are included in it. The objects of influence of the family are not those elements of which it consists, but the whole family as a whole. A family counselor helps the family as a whole.

The most common areas are systemic family counseling and systemic family therapy.

The theoretical basis of the system view of the family is the General theory of systems, which was developed in the 40s by Ludwig von Bertalamfi. He argued that most of the objects in the world around us are purposefully organized systems – an organizational view of the world. Continue reading

Excommunication of parents from children
Apparently, all families enter a period of crisis when children start leaving home, and the consequences are different. Often a marriage goes through a hectic time, but gradually the situation…

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Basic concepts of family psychology
The definition of the family: A family is a small social group that is based on marital Union and kinship relationships (husband-wife relationships, parents and children, siblings) that live together…

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Pre-marital courtship
This is an important stage in preparing for marriage and choosing a spouse. The role of this stage has undergone significant changes in the present century, so that now there…

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Family structure
The family structure is the composition of the family and its members, as well as the totality of their relationships (Eidemiller E. G., Justitsky V. V., 2001). The structure of…

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