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Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 1, Uncommon Therapy : Chapter 2, The Family Cycle Summary

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Book 1, Uncommon Therapy : Chapter 2, The Family Cycle Summary and Analysis

The headings to this chapter are: "The Courtship Period": Here the author notes that among humans, the mating style appears to vary innately. Some, but not all, will naturally mate for life; others will not. This evidently affects the culture. The period of adolescence which often closely predates major mating activity is one of the most important times for people to receive any needed therapy. Therapy is meant to facilitate the transition of a person from the situation of being a child into being an independent adult. This involves rearrangement of the relational patterns between family members. "Marriage and Its Consequences": The author writes that the marriage ceremony is actually very important to more than just those who are marrying. Here, there is a need for the entire family to make a major...

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