Joint family is a blessing in disguise
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 nuclear family.For
- 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 more.
- 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 and unity.
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.