family that eats together stays together...

Philippines
October 31, 2010 1:24am CST
do you believe in that? I think it is quite true.. because during meals not only do you eat but you also bond with each other and talk about anything else..it keeps you closer. That is why as much as possible I see to it that my family and i eat together. How about you do you always eat together with your family, and do you believe in this "saying"?
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14 responses
@charylady (424)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
yes i do believe that bonding at mealtimes is very important. it has now become a luxury since many parents are often too busy with work and can no longer find the time to come home for meals. both parents and children are missing out on the opportunity to get to know what's happening in their individual lives. it's really sad that such a simple family ritual is dying out and the consequences are costly . . .
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
Yes..it's so sad that some kids these days don't get to eat with their parents because they are so busy.... I remember Mara Clara...Clara is quite pitiful because her parents always choose their job instead of spending time with her.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Nov 10
How true stanley, Once a family starts to fall apart, it is the eating schedule that suffers. Once, it was 3 times a day, then, two times a day, later it became dinner. Once a week, one a month, and once a year. It goes on and on until it shall come to pass that the entire family could no longer be together in a meal. That's just the way it goes, no matter how we try.
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
But still, people should try and not give up on this 'tradition' ...things will work out gradually through eating together members of the family can have a heart to heart talk, and mend the problems
@abdung89 (101)
• Vietnam
1 Nov 10
Three years ago i'm living with my parents, so i always eat with my family. It's really happy. Now i'm a student and live far away from my family (About 100 miles), that is a reason that i can not make a meal with my family imediately. It makes me sometimes fell sadly. I can only eat with my family only at the end weeken of a month. So sad.
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
But at least you can still eat with them.. you should cherish each moment you have with them
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
I even don't start to eat if one of them hasn't arrived yet. We always eat together on a daily basis or any special occasion.
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
Yeah, me too..I always wait until we are all at the table and seated comfortably.
@perris (60)
• China
1 Nov 10
yeah, i fully agree with you,i work in a city far from my parents.i stay at home only a few days in a year.Mother cooks a great many of meals when i being at home everytime.seated at table with my father,mother and older brother,which is my happiest time in my life.
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
Yes..it is the happiest time in my life too.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
31 Oct 10
I have not heard this saying before. But since a young age, we have always had food together most of the days. Even now in the evenings we have our dinners together. In the mornings and afternoon we can't have it together due to different timings of work. But on weekends and during dinners we have it together. Cheers! Ram
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
this saying was just something I made up, based from what I've seen and observed... It's good that you still find time to eat together amidst your busy schedules..
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@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Nov 10
WE don't always eat together, but we eat together often, and we're pretty close. I'd say there's some truth in the saying.
• India
1 Nov 10
Eating together is a very good habits among family members. Try for one month the attachment become you and your family members is so close.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
31 Oct 10
I believe that families that eat together do stay together. they seem to be more in tune with each other when they are closer. When you are so much a part of each other's lives, you can share more together.
@alberello (4756)
• Italy
31 Oct 10
Well, i have no dubt that the lunch hour for the family is a moment of concentration. Unfortunately this not happens in my family cause that relationships with family is no good (hope only for now!!). May discuss various issues. Maybe help each other in personal problems. However, if you ask me,I agree on this debate. Alessandro Genova 31 ottobre 2010
• Philippines
31 Oct 10
Yep, i believe in this saying. When i was young me and my family always had lunch and dinner together and it never felt more closer than that. I love eating with family.
@NoWayRo (1063)
• Romania
31 Oct 10
I strongly believe in this. Meals should be a daily ritual, with the family, not something you grab in the subway on the way home. I strongly believe that food is extremely important to make us happy, but not just food for the sake of eating. Cooking at home is important, eating together makes the cook feel special and appreciated. I've just read today that teenage girls who eat meals cooked at home are 90% less likely to develop bulimia than those who eat fast food. I think eating together might help prevent more such illnesses, possibly even depression.
• Philippines
31 Oct 10
Yeah I do believe in this saying, for I eat together with my family and until now we keep our bonding through all the years. Because like you just said Stanley, We spend more time chit chatting while eating right?, we have long periods sitting on the dinning table even though we have finished our meal. The feeling being with our family is the feeling that we are happy and we feel that we are relaxed being with them.^_^ Have a happy family unity
@narayan2006 (2955)
• India
31 Oct 10
The joint family structure,in many places,is gradually breaking into smaller nuclear units of smaller size.In small sized families,the family bond is relatively stronger and more intense.Eating together in a family certainly brings the members closer to each other and helps improve greater unity and harmony in the family set-up.However,in modern work life with hectic and busy schedules,it becomes difficult to eat together,on regular basis,though the family bond and relation are still maintained. Thanks.