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Family Relationships

Value of a Family What kinds of relationships are people pursuing today? The most important thing to most Americans today is the type and quality of relationships that they have with other people. Everyone is trying to have the abundance of friends that has been adopted to be the major driving force in society. Over time, people have begun to pursue relationships with friends and acquaintances rather than with their own family. It is in the family that the true values and lessons of life are learned. One’s family is the most important thing that anyone has. People have long forgotten that relationships within the family are of far greater importance than relationships outside the family. Young people today have stopped valuing a good, close, inner family relationship. One of the biggest secrets in life that many do not know is that much of our inner wellness and satisfaction comes from the family. Does that sound odd? If, beginning at any early age, a child receives much love and experiences much happiness within a family, wouldn’t he be happy outside of the family as well? Many teenagers today complain about how intolerable their families can be. When something is wrong within the family, it is usually seen expressed outside the family. Teenagers seek refuge with their friends and desire independence from parental control. The one thing that every person wants is to be accepted and loved by someone. Moreover, if they do not feel like they are getting it from family members, then they will seek out other means. As a result, teenagers and young adults feel that it would be a waste to spend time with their family. The family is a refuge and a learning center. A family should be where anyone can go back to in times of need or trouble. When things are not going right, a family is something everyone can always turn to. The family is where one learns about life in their young years. Parents, especially, teach t...

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