All families operate
as an emotional unit
Bowen theory is such a radical departure from cause-and-effect models of human behavior that people exposed to the idea predictably mix the two ways of thinking. People do not easily comprehend that the processes described in an individual model of human behavior can be incorporated into a systems theory, provided these processes are not viewed as causes; e.g. “intra-psychic causes” and “relationship causes”, or “genetic causes” and “environmental causes”.