I believe this statement is true. Today families are not as they used to be. It’s normal to see a single mom raising her children, it’s normal to see families that fight or to see broken families but it is rare to see a happy, full family. More only children are being born in this society and to have big families is not many people’s wish anymore. Woman no longer need a husband to have children, she can go to a sperm bank which is becoming very popular and normal now days. Many teenage marriages are happening, because young girls are falling pregnant but those marriages only last a few years. More and more couples are getting divorced and many marriages only last a few years.
Many people now move into each others apartment living together but not being married, many say it is a modern world and marriages aren’t needed. Each person has his or her own view on families but it seems like we are heading towards not needing families anymore, which would be sad. Some people want a traditional marriage and life while others feel independent and want to live a modern life, each to his own, it’s up to people how they want to live their lives.
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Firstly I`d like to add that , as I have learnt in history , in the past centuries families were made mostly just because it was unright not to have one and sience women had less rights than men , they had to get married . And it was either against law (a longer time ago) or just against the cosiety norms . But nowadays have come as a century of dareing and former rule breaking . And everybody wants to be called the modern part of cosiety so on comes the blind following of the latest fashion like women do not need men anymore etc . Secondly - you cannot stop the progress for nothing can stand still or go backwards progress - it can only continue . So ofcourse nothing will ever be the same as it was before , including families as we know them . But do not worry - as much as there are ones who choose the modern way of understanding the word "family" , there will always be as much of those who will stick to the old fashion . And let`s not forget - romance is far from dead so true happy families shall exist also . Though never the same as we have known ...
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I don't know what you mean by 'relevant' of course they are relevant! Every one has a family whether they keep in contact/like each other or not so relevance is not an issue.
You talk about broken families and single parent families being almost as 'not proper families' and I resent that. So long as the parent can give a child support, they are being a family. Granted only one parent is a disadvantage, believe me, I've experienced both but it's still a family.
I find it extemely unfair (and nobody say a word about life being unfair, I know that well enough) that just because something happens beyond the child's control, they suddenly find themselves in half a family so to speak.
If I were to have a family, I would go for the traditional kind, though without marriage as I'm not a Christian, because I wouldn't be very good as a single parent.
Like Ophelia says
romance is far from dead so true happy families shall exist also
I agree with what dragoneyes says (how come whenever I say your name I think of The Long Winter?). If there were no families there would eventually be no people, because there would be no children, and without children everyone else would get older and older, die, and there would be no one younger to continue life. Families are terribly relevant. Without families there would be no society.
I personally disagree with all forms of marriage besides real marriage between one man and woman and that bond for the rest of their lives, but alas that so many divorce or don't ever marry at all. While I don't consider non-marriages as marriages and proper families, I still do think broken families are families. They married, they had children, and so they were a family. The deep sorrow is that they broke, though they remain a family.
If I do marry rather than become a nun I will also go for a traditional family as dragoneyes (I see Hal Cotton in my head right now) will, with the difference that I will actually be married as I'm a Catholic. I intend to marry a good Catholic man, have as many children as God wills (hopefully that means at least six, though I'd prefer more like ten [higher?]), and never ever think that my family was irrevelant.
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