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relational modes/transactional modes/interactional modes

All of these refer to typical modes of relationship between two or more partners, and/or family members. They include expelling, binding, and delegation. These modes are especially exhibited in the processes of separating parents and adolescents.

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)