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extended family

1. a family unit consisting of parents and children living in one household with other individuals united by kinship (e.g., grandparents, cousins).

2. in modern Western societies, the nuclear family together with various other relatives who live nearby and keep in regular touch.

3. most generally, any family members beyond the nuclear family (e.g., grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles). Also called consanguineous family.

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guilty but mentally ill (GBMI)

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