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Family Theory - 1580 Words

Introduction After reviewing the theories, I have chosen Family System theory to discuss how various factors may impact at different stages in the family lifecycle in a Singapore context. â€Å"Family systems theory grew out of the general systems theory, a conceptual framework developed in the 1960s by Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1968), and family therapists applied these ideas to marriage and family as a system.† (Olson, 2003, p.71). He proposed that a system is characterized by the interactions of its components and the nonlinearity of those interactions. In the family cycle context, a family member is only a piece of the whole family and his dynamic interactions with his family and environment will determine his functionality as an†¦show more content†¦Mrs tan is overwhelm with the infant’s demanding attention and have not been able to get back into shape after delivery. Mrs Tan tends to catch up on her sleep whenever the baby is asleep and does not cater to Mr Tan sexual needs. This sudden decrease in sexual factor has caused a dent in their marital life as they have unrealistic expectations of each other. Mr Tan is trying to fit himself in the role of a father and try his level best to care for the infant. But unfortunately, he feels that Mrs Tan is always trying to correct the way he handles the baby thus lessen his interaction with the baby. The baby crying late at night and Mrs Tan constant nagging causes Mr Tan to have a weary sleep at night which affects his performance at work. This is a chain-effect in which it is illustrates changing one part of the system, results in changes to other parts of the system. Mrs Tan on the other hand feel that Mr Tan thinks she is having an easy life because she is able to sit at home all day. She feel that she is not being appreciated for her tender care towards their baby and thus she tends to make a big fuss of everything in front of her husband to show she is carrying big responsibilities. 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