Joint families were a very common phenomenon in India. Today, until the members
are not having a common business, joint families are rarely seen. Most of the
children if salaried, stay out of their native place and prefer to have a
There is more attachment between family members.
There is a better cost control, educations assistance.
A sense of moral support is always there.
Since there are more people, you can share your problems, grief’s etc.
The children usually feel neglected in case of a nuclear family especially in
cases where both parents are working.
Since children stay with elders since childhood, they are more mannered,
respect others and become more responsible.
There is no freedom. There is too much of intrusion.
More people would mean more misunderstandings. This leads to more disputes in
monetary terms as well.
In nuclear families, since people meet less often, they value each other even
The family members, especially the elderly keep questioning. This introduces
more conflicts especially amongst youngsters.
In most cases, conflicts in joint families are usually over property. We have
seen so many of such cases in news as well.
Whether a family is joint or nuclear, what really matters is respect for elders
Each family member must stand by another when in need. End of the day, it
entirely depends on an individual whether or not he realizes his duties.