Today’s families are going through rather intensive transformations associated with social changes. A well-functioning family contributes to human development; a family functioning poorly-becomes a dysfunctional family for him/ her, has negative impact on some or all of its members. Dysfunction of family concerns – at least temporarily – many families. There may exist many causes of dysfunction in marriage, including, for example, lack of responsibility, desire for domination, the lack of dialogue and time for each other, reluctance to resolve conflicts, selfishness and lack of empathy towards spouse, adultery. Today, despite the fact that many factors impair the functioning of family it is family still playing primary role in children and young people upbringing. The purpose of this paper is to attempt to show family and its role in changing social conditions as well as the causes of dysfunction in family and its impact on each of its members.