How important is family today?

@jidesh (283)
Canada
April 2, 2008 1:52pm CST
Despite the changing nature of the family, according to a survey, most people are confident in their own family's future. What are your experiences? A BBC poll has found that three-quarters of British people are optimistic about the future for their family. And more than 90% of people said they are very or fairly happy with their family life. This comes against a background of fewer marriages and more cohabitation. The decline of the traditional family has become a political issue and Tory leader David Cameron has made promoting marriage a key political aim. Do you feel optimistic about your family's chances of staying together in the modern world? Are you happy with your family life? Are you optimistic about the future? Do we need to do more to promote marriage?
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@kykidd (6819)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I think too many people jump into marriage too young. In today's world it isn't a bad idea to live together first. For older people who have been through a lot, I think they realize very quickly how their relationship is going to turn out ahead of time.