This lecture describes the individuality-togetherness balance in relationships, how level of differentiation affects the flexibility and stability of a relationship balance, and how triangles function to stabilize anxious relationship systems. Triangles also contribute to some people functioning at the expense of others. These ideas are illustrated with examples from family, work, and social systems. Animated diagrams of triangles and interlocking triangles illustrate the infectious spread of anxiety through a system and people maneuvering for the most comfortable positions in the system.
2001. 60 min.