27 Jun 08
Every thing has its own pros and cons.. and as you said joint family system is in Vogue in Our country, like India,.. of all the advantages it has.. we have a mental support from the elders of the family .. they are here to guide us when we are facing difficult times and when we are having confused times. And,nuclear family.. where we would be able to live on our own.. enjoy the fullness of the youth.. learn to face the problems and solve us on our own...
27 Jun 08
Hey dasgupta There are merits and demerits in both the family system. Some body may adopt nuclear family and on the other hand some body may advocate for joint family. I prefer for joint family system as from the jt. family you can learn many things from elderly people and you will also feel protected. In nuclear family system you will have to take your own decision and also have to face ups and down single handedly. pkc3000
• Delhi, India
29 Jun 08
Now a days nuclear families are the norms of the day. Most of the couples wish to live in a nuclear families. No new bride likes to serve her in-laws. She thinks that it is better to be independent than to follow the blind instructions of mother-in-law. She fears that if her mother-in-law statys with them, she may not be able to get good control over her husband. Newly wed women prefers nuclear family, because they do not want any kind of interference. Each and every set up be it nuclear family or a joint family has its own advatages and disadvatages. What would you prefer - a Joint family - but why would you prefer that?
• United States
27 Jun 08
We call it the extended family here in the states! I think it is a great idea, but most people want to be as independent as possible! We are actually interdependent on each other and the ecosystem, but people really just want to make their own decisions and get away from their parents! Especially if the parents are overbearing, forcing their own decisions on their children after they become adults! Many parents do this, suggesting that it is their house and their rules, without considering if it is truly a decision that the parents should be making or the adult child!