Both sides family genogram structure is shown here. A genogram is made up of simple symbols that signify gender and different lines that depict familial links. It goes beyond a standard family tree in that it allows the user to examine hereditary patterns as well as psychological aspects that influence relationships. One of the advantages of a genogram is the ability to use colour-coded lines to define different types of relationships such as family relationships, emotional relationships and social relationships. Within family relationships, you can illustrate if a couple is married, divorced, common-law, engaged, etc.