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A dysfunctional family is a family in which conflict, misbehavior, and often child neglect or abuse on the part of individual parents occur continually and regularly, leading other members to accommodate such actions. Children sometimes grow up in such families with the understanding that such an arrangement is normal. Dysfunctional families are primarily a result of co-dependent adults,<ref name=StoopMasteller/> and may also be affected by addictions, such as substance abuse (alcohol, drugs, etc.), or sometimes an untreated mental illness.<ref name=StoopMasteller/> Dysfunctional parents may emulate or over-correct from their own dysfunctional parents. In some cases, a "child-like" parent will allow the dominant parent to abuse their children.<ref name=StoopMasteller>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>


Dysfunctional family sections
Intro  Perceptions and historical context  Examples  Parenting  Dynamics  Children  In popular culture  See also  References  Further reading   External links   

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