This 9 page paper provides an overview of a case studyof an interpersonal conflict based on the relationship with a sibling with mental illness and a physical disability. This paper integrates a view of the interpersonal and relational conflicts that exist and the process of resolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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and recent years and has been extremely disruptive in the family setting. The personal conflict that exists between John and myself, that is realized through our personal interactions and
through constant tension, is based in a long-standing pattern of relational or familial acceptance of Johns deviant and antisocial behaviors by my parents and the allowances made for John because
of the loss of his legs from cancer when he was just 9 years old. When John was diagnosed with bone cancer in both of his legs at the
age of 9, out parents had already noted that he had a difficulty in addressing reality and his antisocial behaviors seemed sometimes problematic when compared to other children his age.
The amputation of both of his legs and the designation of John as an individual with an undeniable physical handicap further exacerbated his antisocial tendencies and later determined the
development of a substance abuse problem. Since adulthood, John related a general inability to maintain a job, a disbelief in his own personal actions being associated with his lack
of financial success, and his own propensity to abuse alcohol and narcotic drugs, all of which have been exacerbated by my parents willingness to accept his actions. What
is interesting to note is the extreme to which Johns antisocial behaviors and his substance abuse have determined his job path and have shaped his perspectives on social elements.
John has admitted that he had only worked as a temporary employee for the past 15 years, and that he had never had a long-term job that required any kind
of a contractual agreement. Further, though John had been able to achieve a college degree after 8 years in part-time programs, his antisocial demeanor negatively impacted his ability to