My mom and dad fight all the time. It freaks me out so much that I don't know if should date here in college. The college counselor says that just because that's what my parents do, it doesn't mean that will be me. How do I stop the pattern? I don't want a relationship like theirs.

You are actually taking the proper steps so that you don’t repeat the pattern your parents have laid out. By getting professional help and discussing your concerns, you have short circuited the dysfunction bed has occurred in your nuclear family. You have nothing to fear. Their type of dysfunction is not automatic unless it goes on checked.

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