In any group of "N" people (like your
family), the number of possible relationships (R) is [ N x (N-1) / 2 ].
So in
this nuclear stepfamily
of six adults and three kids,
Some group member don't choose to
relate, and/or don't really like, trust, respect, or
bond
with each other. Others
become good friends over time. In a multi-generational family
of 64 kids and adults, there are [ (64 x 63) / 2 ] = 2,016 possible
relationships! Many of these people may seldom or never interact - but they
To compute the number of possible relationships in your fa-mily, be clear on who you define as "a
member." |