Family Diversity

2452 Words Apr 23rd, 2006 10 Pages
Diversity In Families

According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, "A family consists of a domestic group of people (or a number of domestic groups), typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by comparable legal relationships-including domestic partnership, adoption, surname and (in some cases) ownership. Although many people (including social scientists) have understood familial relationships in the terms of "blood", many anthropologists have argued that one must understand the notion of "blood metaphorically, and that many societies understand ‘family' through other concepts rather than through genetics."# The families of our nation and our world are steadily changing. While they remain our most valued source of strength and
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Living Single

About a quarter of American adults live alone in America. For some, this is their ideal -- no one to steal the covers, put things away in the wrong place, or say things to annoy you. Others would rather be in a relationship, but haven't found the right person, which is sometimes timely and hard to do. Images of single people in books, movies, and television tend to portray one of two stereotypes: either lonely single people leading a miserable existence, or hip, stylish single people leading the perfect urban life. In reality, of course, single hood can intertwine both realities, and neither. It can be hard to be single in a "couplist" world, where everything from dinner party invitations to tables in restaurants are designed for people in pairs. If you're not married, or at least in a relationship, people may assume there's something wrong with you, that your life is incomplete. It may feel incomplete to you, too -- or you may feel entirely whole and fulfilled.
The word "single" can be confusing, since it can mean living alone, or it can be a legal term for anyone who isn't married. In our experience, most unmarried people who are in long-term relationships don't think of themselves as "single." When we use the word, we mean people aren't in a significant sexual/romantic relationship (but this definition has problems, too.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Marriage can mean a lot of different things to GLBT people. Right
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