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Case Study #2 John Relates To Family And Friends

John, age 37, is a construction worker. He and his wife, Shirley, have four children, the eldest of whom is a high school junior. John frequently has conflicts on the job and at home. He does not know why he becomes involved with other people to the point of getting into an argument. He often winds up alienating people who could be his friends. He feels upset with himself after arguing with his wife or a family member when he or she tries to communicate with him.

John is vaguely aware that he has not been promoted because of his inability to get along with co-workers. Also, he recently was threatened with divorce by his wife after an especially intense argument. His relationship with the children, which has never been strong, has deteriorated. His family views John as extremely judgmental and critical. To avoid constant arguments, his family and friends tend to stay away from him.


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