Family identity and cohesion is important. It provides an environment filled with support, a sense of belonging, and a deep understanding of who we are and what we value as a family. In healthy families individual differences are always respected and celebrated, but there is still a core family identity that binds everyone together.
As a mother, wife, and therapist I take this to heart and have worked hard to nurture it in my own family. One of the ways that we put this philosophy into practice is through our 3 core family rules.