In this bachelor's thesis, I researched how we experience family roles and how they affect our adult lives and relationships outside the family. I focused on how the subjects recognize and experience family roles from their childhood, as well as how they link these experiences to relationships in their adult lives. I questioned whether they identify any of the family roles as a form of psychological violence and what the protective factors which lessened their possible negative influences were. I researched the roles determined by E. Richter, which are often not talked about nor evident, and we are therefore usually not aware of them. This concept of transparency is a recurring theme throughout the thesis. Studying family roles not only contributes to their transparency, it is also important for researching family dynamics. I discovered that certain roles are connected with the alliance between parents and the protection of generational differences, which tend to disappear if parents become dependent on their children and require their emotional support. Additionally, some family roles can also be inappropriate for the child’s age and development, however, it is not necessary that they are exclusively harmful to the child, as they can, in some cases, strengthen it.