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Psychology and TV Families Starring "Everybody Loves Raymond"

Psychology and TV Families Starring "Everybody Loves Raymond"

As we are learning this week, some of the television shows, both past and present, can seem dysfunctional in obvious-- and not so obvious ways!  This week, Imagine Hope's blog topic is discussing dysfunctional families in television.  One of my favorite shows that portrays an enmeshed family system better than any other is "Everybody Loves Raymond".  Their family has bad boundaries, clear family roles that show favoritism and can be quite shaming, and a passive-aggressive tone to their communication.