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"Every system has ways of including and excluding elements so that the line between those within the system and those outside of the system is clear to all. If a family is permeable and vague boundaries it is considered “open.” Open boundary systems allows elements and situations outside the family to influence it. It may even welcome external influences. Closed boundary systems isolate its members from the environment and seems isolated and self-contained. No family system is completely closed or completely open."

Citation: Morgaine, C. (2001). Family systems theory - Portland State University. Family Systems Theory. Retrieved from https://web.pdx.edu/~cbcm/CFS410U/FamilySystemsTheory.pdf

Category: Family Processes

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