Most of today’s grandparents raised their families in villages that resembled churches. Each began as a village of a few families, a church and a school. As agricultural people, they were sustained by the land and the labours of the whole family. Marriage was not designed for personal fulfillment but to bear children and fulfill obligations. Divorce was unthinkable. In today’s world most families live in cities., talk about the importance of friendship and companionship in marriage, feel the freedom not to have children and to select a church that meets personal preference. And over half of marriages will end in divorce.
In a recent study of American households, the United States Census Bureau found more individuals living alone or with a partner without children in 2000 than in 1990. Most of those living alone are widowers, divorcees and elderly people. According to the report, people living alone comprised more than 27 million households in 2000, up from about 22 million in 1990. Now days fewer Americans are living within what’s often called the traditional family , a husband, wife and child, or children. Many related factors have affected the family to change. For example there’s less communication within the family, due to that the parents are working more because of the economic increase. Kids are being home left alone, they come from school, and stay home all day waiting for the parents to come home. The have more spare time to get influence by drugs, alcohol etc. not only the kids get affect it but the couple also. Since both of the parents are away working all day, communication fails too. When they come the last thing the want to do is spend time, they just want to go to bed and rest for the next day get up and work. Routine is changing our families.
In conclusion, I don’t personally think family is declining I just think is changing and not for good. A big gap is being created among the family especially nuclear families. Many...