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generational boundaries

Generational boundaries are a special instance of the formation of boundaries. Boundary demarcations are of the utmost importance for family functioning; they are the result of recognition and upholding of the roles within parental and child subsystems and the interactional forms appropriate to these roles.
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Definition extracted with permission from Simon, Fritz, et al, Family Process, Inc.: Language of Family Therapy: A Systemic Vocabulary and Source Book (Family Process Press Series)

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