JOINT FAMILY OR NUCLEAR FAMILY--children

@anuj291 (575)
India
September 25, 2007 12:12pm CST
which one is ur family??do u thin its better than the other one i live with my parents and i gues even after i am married i will live with them,,cuz i love them a lot and cant leave them how many children are there in ur family,,dont u think if u live in a joint family,,the children have more fun,,as they have more ppl to interact with what about u??what are ur thoughts??
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• India
26 Sep 07
well i live in a nuclear family but i would love to have joint famliy. what joy it would be to be surrounded by all your loved ones and never to be alone. besides i believe the cocept of joint family bring a sense of togetherness which is missing in todays world. i agree sometimes it becomes painful when you want to be left alone. but think abt the situation when you really do need someone and noone is around. that kind of situation can never arise in a joint family.
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@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
26 Sep 07
hey anuj291!I prefer my nuclear family.I don't quite trust my dad's family.They're self-centered.I love my parents but I live with Mum & bro,Dad's staying overseas while my elder sister's married.I like it here.I can have my own privacy when I want to.I'll bring up my children with my mum & dad around,not the big family.
• India
26 Sep 07
hey well i would likes to stay in jiont family beacuse ther u can share ur happy and sad moments . and even u can get solutions of every problem very easy. even u need help u will get very soon. joint family is always happy family but the nuclear family haves happy at that time when there all members hang on one place and they do this for a week and then they againg leave to there places. so i would likes to live in jiont family.
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@alamode (3071)
• United States
26 Sep 07
We have a very large family... there have been divorces, but everybody works as a group to help and support each other. We have distances between us as far as miles go, but we always stay in touch and get together as often as possible. We are open and honest with each other, and feel as if we are all a part of a single whole known as the family. And we aren't all related by blood... we are related by love and commitment to each other.
@darshakk (2142)
• India
25 Sep 07
i live in a nuclear family.... but when the entire family meet at the reunions ,its fun so i think that joint family is more fun.... not only its fun but we also learn how to behave in a family and how to nurture relationships..... we learn to live in a group....thats what is imp now a days that ppl cannot adjust themselves amongst others....
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@sumaana (17)
• United States
25 Sep 07
i am from a nuclear family. its always good to stay along with elders of the family. i genuinely vote for the joint family system where kids get the chance to learn more from elders. the cost of living made even the female counterpart to work for the family.in this situation it is almost a difficult task to balance home and work. if there is a joint family , there will be elders who can look after the kids and teach them whats good and whats not. even the kids will know how to be in a group and get along with circumstances to lead a cool and happy life. I personally miss a joint family and my family is so restricted to my parents and brother. I have seen some of my friends who really enjoy the flavour of a joint family and i always wish i would be a part of it. the point of living with parents after your wedding depends on your life partner. if he is willing to be a part of it , definitely its a wonderful thing to have in life. But dont forget one thing.... there is more than 90% of the chance that your intended life partner also wants to live along with his parents... think of it twice... and decide...
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@ashtraay (46)
• Pakistan
26 Sep 07
Joint family is some thing very nice.but sometimes it happens it that it is very difficult to keeeep this tradition.eg if am working out of country, definetly I will have to keep my wife with me.waaaaaaaaat do you think??????
• United States
26 Sep 07
Honestly I am a little bit of both. Well to clarify we live about 20 feet away from my husbands mom and stepdad along with his nephew. Now this situation can be very nice at times, but sometimes it can be a really big bone of contention. I love my inlaws, but they are very controlling and don't think either one of us can ever do anything right. My children love it though as they get to navigate in between the houses whenever their little hearts desire. So I like it for them but hate it for me. I do plan on moving within a couple of months as two years of being there is more than enough for me. :)