Monthly Archives: April 2018
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
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
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