My husband and I have been in love with each other for many years now. And even though we understand that Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time we’re supposed to show our affection for each other, February 14th serves as a reminder for the both of us of how far we’ve gotten in our marriage. I know you might think this is mushy and all, but it’s what we’re all about.
It’s the first month of the year and I can’t help but reminisce on the things which happened in 2014. For some of us, it was a great year. For others, it wasn’t that memorable. In my case, looking back, it truly left a mark and remembering past events makes me wonder what will happen this year.
Last time, we talked about the extended family and its advantages. It’s nice and all, but everything is not without the other side of the story. Oftentimes, living under one roof with an extended family may entail some unanticipated problems which would be detrimental to the relationship between family members.
We’ve gotten the pros of having a close extended family out of the way, and now, we’re here to talk about the cons. So let’s start.
An extended family is a family structure consisting not only of parents and children (as with a nuclear family), but also of other relatives such as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and grandparents. Back in 1996, 21% of adults were part of an extended family. As society progressed, how people viewed extended families also changed.
Many treat the extended family as being burdensome. It’s understandable, due to various circumstances surrounding an extended family living in one home. But there are certain pros to living with a lot of relatives in one house!
Here, I’ll talk about what’s lovely about such family structure. Below are some points which you may find interesting about having a lot of members in your household!