The article proposes an analysis of the family as a system which, when faced with the threat of a breakup, is capable of resorting to pathological mechanisms in order to ensure durability and continuity. The article is an attempt at answering the question of how and for what reasons it is possible that a family can overstep the norm, and why it should continue to maintain the pathology despite the consequences it may face.
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