A few years ago I made a genogram (aka. a very complex family tree). I went back at least 7 generations to check my lineage, and I even saw a picture of a great-great-great-great-great aunt’s signature on a census. I felt like a detective uncovering the mystery of my life.
Find out more about genograms here: What is a genogram?
Italians are often seen as "overly dramatic" when in fact this is not the case.
This stereotype is very difficult for Italians and can create trouble in their intimate relationships. When we or others don't understand the dynamics of our culture it is easy to feel lonely or misunderstood.
Italians value emotional expression and view it as a form of bonding. When an italian speaks it is often overly expressive. The Italian person communicates with a value of sharing their emotional experience. Through their language, volume, tone, and movement the Italian is trying to give you insight into how they feeling. Sharing their unique experience in a situation, even if that means getting a little loud, is important to the Italian.
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Raquel Buchanan practices marriage and family counseling in Upland and Palm Springs, Ca. Raquel is a marriage and family therapist intern MFTI #85262 with Norina Murphy & Associates and Caulfield Counseling. She specializes in building self esteem in young women and teens.
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