Every family has its strengths and weaknesses. What we don’t commonly understand is that by its very existence those family dynamics will try to perpetuate themselves as an imprinted method for survival. When they are too dysfunctional someone needs to break the cycle.

As strange as it may sound I never saw my mother or father hug or kiss while I was growing up. My father was very idealistic and held expectations for both himself and for the family which were too high for any human to achieve. He worked one job during the day and when he came home…

Joe Bandel

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