Abilene Campus (Residential)
Date of Award
Marriage and Family Therapy
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Dr. Dale Bertram
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Dr. Lisa Merchant
Third Committee Member or Committee Reader
Dr. Lisa Powell
While most research regarding enmeshment has been decidedly negative, researchers analyzing diverse cultures have found that enmeshment can act as a healthy tool for family members. This thesis examines the limits of healthy enmeshment and focuses on military families. It strives to answer whether enmeshment can be a tool utilized to keep the family safely together. This thesis combines narrative and grounded analysis to determine that military families can experience variations of enmeshment that can be healthy and safe.
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Hamilton, Alexus, "Enmeshment in Military Families" (2019). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 145.