Everyone grows up with an understanding of the rules in their family. In healthy families, these rules are often about safety, growth and connection.
Some healthy family rules might be: “No means no,” “Correct, but do not control,” “If it doesn’t feel safe, don’t do it.” Toxic family rules often live at the center of a dysfunctional family system.
They are designed to keep secrets hidden, enable abuse and avoid personal responsibility, to name a few. Usually they prevent safety, growth and connection.Read more on themighty.com