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Genogram Essay

  • Submitted by: katielandwehr
  • on December 5, 2011
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 1,129 words

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Family trees are different from others in many different ways. For instance:   how many children one might have, the patterns in family relations, and the emotional and structural ties between each other. In this paper I am going to discuss my family affiliation patterns and identify components of family history that will give reasons and examples to why my family members respond and act the way that they do.
My Grandfather on my father’s side, T.J. Landwehr married my Grandmother, Christine Wallin in 1960, in Seymour, Wisconsin.   They had two sons, my father, Scott Landwehr, and my uncle, Matthew Landwehr. Scott and Matt were very close to their mother as well as each other, which shows a connected family relationship, but only between their mom. Because my Grandpa T.J. served in the military, and was raised the same way, he used normative resources to perceive the role expectations for my father and his brother, where the rules were very implicit. Almost like my grandpa was still in the military, and his sons were his soldiers, everything had to be done his way.   In 1968, my Grandpa T.J. and my Grandma Christine got a divorce due to different conflict types, where my grandpa was a conflict avoider, and my grandma was more of a volatile conflict type. As well as the conflict types, the structure of the household was very one-spouse dominant on my grandpa’s behalf, which my Grandma greatly disapproved of. Both my Grandpa T.J. and my Grandma Christine got remarried. My Grandma Christine was married to Dan, but only lasted from 1971-1975, and has been single since. This shows that my grandma Christine is very autonomous; being that she is very morally independent. My grandpa T.J. was remarried to my Grandma Jane, otherwise known as Granny Jane.   They were married from 1970 till 2008, when my Granny Jane past away due to lung cancer. Grandpa T.J. and Granny Jane were very cohesive with not only each other, but with the rest of the family.   They expressed high...

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