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Those were the days, brothers, uncles, grandparents, parents and great grandparents all reside in the same house. The DIL's of the house take care of cooking, home maintenance and what not. Being a Joint family was a must. As years passed, nuclear family came into place, initially because of jobs.. but eventually to avoid family politics, most of them preferred it. Then started the sharing concept of parents... 6 months in a songs place, 6 months in another.... Further more it was so much a burden of taking care of them, that they were sent to oldage homes.
Joint or nuclear concept, had its own pros and cons I agree
Being a joint family, elders were always out there to take care of not just the kids, but also the so called adults and give valuable advice. Sharing of houseold work and so on. As dependent kids were taken care off by parents, dependent parents at their old age were taken care in unity. Obviously the downside was family politics.
Being a nuclear family was fun, as its one's own family, but the problem was if both were working, taking care of kids were a huge task and also if not, wife would be bored as no one is out there to spend time with.
So, me started thinking
(1) What's your choice? - Joint Family or Nuclear Family - Why?
(2) Joint Family a boon or curse? - Why?
(3) How would you want to be taken care off when you are old? -> Spend time with your kids or Old age homes or taking care of yourself ? - Why?
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