This genogram highlights patterns and history of abuse, neglect and redemption. William Beaver who lived with serious childhood trauma at hands of Bernie (not biological father) and Cheryl (mother). Bernie died in 1977, and Mom continued to be physically abusive until his HS years, and continues emotional abuse even today. The abuse cycle split his brothers and him. He have to shield his wife and kids and seek counseling for himself in order to cope as adult.