This article deals with the uneasy subject of marriage and family dysfunction. Dysfunction that can hide within the four walls of the supposed safety of the home. Marriage and family dysfunction can take many forms, alcoholism and/or drug abuse, enabling the alcoholic and/or drug addicted member of the family, spouse abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, chronic instability and arguments/disagreements, psychological/verbal abuse, adultery, and extreme unrealistic expectations shared between the members of the family.
There have been so many personal revelations of one family’s alleged dysfunction. These revelations of alleged and yes, unproven sexual abuse brought out into the open since the Orlando, Florida Casey Anthony trial began earlier this summer, 2011 concerning the trail of lies a person can blaze and the tragedy that can result. Casey Anthony was charged with the murder of her daughter, Caylee and obstruction of justice for lying to police concerning her background and the missing status of her daughter, when in fact Caylee had already been already deceased.
Casey Anthony has now been acquitted of the charges of 1st degree murder, manslaughter, and aggravated child abuse due to the jury finding states evidence not substantial enough to convict for these heavy charges. After the highly publicized trial has ended, we as a nation concerned for finding answers and justice for this tragic loss of young life are left holding such revelations of dysfunction concerning this now well-known family.
In the article Jesse Grund, Casey Anthony’s ex-fiance calls family a ‘carnival of dysfunctionality’. The article states, “In an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, Grund says he witnessed the dynamics between Casey, her parents, and her brother, and says that “there is no way Casey goes back home.”
“There is no way they have any semblance of a normal family life,” he says.
Grund says he fell in love with a 19-year-old Casey Anthony in 2005, and at one point, he believed that he was Caylee’s father.
On Tuesday, Casey was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old child.
Lauer asked Grund what he would tell Casey, if he saw her today. “I would tell her she needs to repent, because at the end of the day, she is going to have to answer for why Caylee isn’t on this earth anymore.”
A revelation like this gives up pause to wonder, if only they had sought expert help to solve their family dysfunction problems would things have turned out differently for their family situation, namely, the death of Caylee and the public spotlight on their family.