Campus Location

Abilene Campus

Date of Award

Spring 5-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Graduate and Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Arts

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

Abstract

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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