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Traditional and Modern Definitions of Couples and Family

Can someone help with the similarities and differences between the traditional and current definitions of couples and families? Also, what are some examples of personal filters leading to obstacles or challenges in working with today's couples or families? Are there solutions to working with today's couples and families?

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The traditional/current definition of couples is the following: Couples are when two people meet; they get to know each other they decide to get engaged and then get married and decide to have children; usually heterosexual (male-female), but today couples are same-sex relationships and they may or may not get married and just remain living together; they could decide to adopt children or decide on a surrogate to help them form a family. The traditional/current definition of families is the ...

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This is an article which describes the couple and the family in a traditional and modern way.