What do your family dynamics look like?
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|Tue, 06-10-2003 - 10:59pm|
This really doesn't have anything to do with the topic at hand, just something I'm trying to figure out for myself.
How do things work within your family wrt who takes care of whom? For instance, if someone in your family (parent, grandparent, sibling) has an emergency, who is the first to know? Who takes "charge" of the situation? Does it vary based upon who it is who has the emergency? Does it matter how close you are to that person?
Would you feel comfortable letting another sibling take the "control" position in an emergency? Does that tend to happen, or are you more likely to take the "control" position? Or do the people within the family share it? Do you resent how much "control" your family takes or does not take in family situations?
Like I said, it really doesn't have anything to do with this debate, I'm just curious because of what is going on with my dad right now. He and I are not very close, but I do feel the need to be "there" for him. However, my sister is really the one in the "control" position. She is the one to call relatives, arrange care, etc, etc. If it were my grandparents I would be the one in the "control" situation. It just feels comfortable for me to be in that position with my g-parents, where it doesn't with my dad. However, I wonder how my sister feels about this (especially since she is/was his step-daughter), as I know how angry it makes me to see my uncles and biomom ignore issues with my grandparents.
Just curious as to some opinions while I work through my thoughts on this.
Edited 6/10/2003 11:47:51 PM ET by okmrsmommy