The drama is motivated by fear, often masquerading as anger or hopelessness.
I created the Functional Triangle to show the roles played in a functional family: Nurturer, Motivator and Receiver.
One profound way to intervene in the Drama Triangle is for family members to learn not to rescue each other.
The other is to stop allowing others to rescue you.
How to Stop Rescuing and/or Being Rescued You can learn to recognize a “rescue” while you are doing it, and make your unconscious behavior conscious.
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Clients often come into my office in the throes of overblown emotionoverreacting to each other, stuck in a power struggle, or confused about why every discussion turns into a drama.
DRAMA TRIANGLE FUNCTIONAL TRIANGLE Originally developed by Stephen Karpman, M.
D., the Drama Triangle is an illustration of the roles played in dysfunctional families which keep the family energized and busy, and prevent seeing dysfunction or moving into true intimacy and cooperation.
It’s an illustration of how the enrergy moves in a dysfunctional family situation.
Roles in the Drama Triangle are Persecutor, Rescuer and Victim, and family members keep switching these roles.