term that is used to describe the unconscious and dysfunctional ways of acting that are present in a couple or other intimate dyad or in a family or in another close social unit.

INTERLOCKING PATHOLOGIES: "Interlocking pathologies looks at people in a close unit with different pathologies."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "INTERLOCKING PATHOLOGIES," in, May 11, 2013, (accessed April 23, 2018).