Having a happy family is a treasure. But, not everyone lucky enough to own a happy and peaceful family! Some people live alone without strong family connections. However, there are many people who still value the strong connections between each family member.
What is a family? How do you define the meaning of family?
If I ask the question, what is a family, this will mean different for different people. It is not a secret that these days family means many different things and many people look at their family in different angles. How do you define the meaning of a family?
Though the word ‘family’ sounds really simple, defining a family is not really easy. However in a family, each family member has ties to each other. Most of the situations, they follow common rules and culture. For each member, their family members are important and valuable.
Misconceptions about the meaning of Family
Although a family is a small unit where members are connected each other by emotionally, there are many myths and misconceptions about the meaning of family. You may own to a traditional family, blended family or extended family, it is really important to identify your responsibilities to live in your family without creating unnecessary issues. Family is really important and with a family you know that you are not alone.
But, some people consider friends as family where some people consider their pets as family members. Therefore instead of defining the family in a dictionary form, it is important to identify the meaning of the family considering the value of each family member. In your life time, you may belong to different families including traditional family and extended family. You may also live with members in a blended family where there are kids from both parents’ previous relationships. In such situations, you need to know other members choices and need to know the importance of living united as one family.
When you know the importance of your family and when you know your responsibilities towards your family, living with your family members is something that you admire! You will belong to a happy family which creates memories day by day!
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)