Are Nuclear Families Ever Changing

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Family dynamics are ever changing. In the past, nuclear families were widely considered to be the “typical american family”, with 45% of families fitting into this category in 1960, compared to the less than 25% of families today. There were also many differences in how the families functioned even when compared to today's nuclear families. Job Pressures, new relationships within families, and the different expectations for each member of a family now all prove to be admirable barriers in family life. Today, more than ever, being part of a family presents many challenges.

One of the biggest challenges in modern day families is the increase in job related pressures. Unlike in the past, it is not common for both the mother and father figures
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