Is there really such a thing as a functional family? With all the personality differences, expectations, and varying needs that get thrown into the mix, is it possible to have a functional family? And to clarify, I don't mean anything specific by the word 'functional', simply the idea of a happy family unit that meets the needs of its members. ETA: Is it accurate or inaccurate to say that most people are unhappy within their family? I know those are very general terms, but.. Other thoughts?