n. a discrepancy observed when the family system is viewed from within by a member and from the outside by an observer. Thus, a member may feel uncertain on how to address questions related to status, role, membership, divorce, and remarriage in a family. See permeable family.

BOUNDARY AMBIGUITY: "Due to boundary ambiguity, it sometimes becomes awkward to discuss a family setup wherein members have come together as a product of marriage and remarriage."
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