A differentiated self is described by Bowen (1976) as a solid self, and a fused self is called a pseudo self. The solid self knows what it needs and desires, while the pseudo self reacts to those around it. In an unhealthy relationship, two pseudo selves come together and fuse into each other, one person losing and the other person gaining self. The solid self, however, maintains its individuality and does not merge. The solid self has…