Family and Culture

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“Family culture is a unique way that a family forms itself in terms of rules, roles, habits, activities, beliefs, and other areas” (“What is family culture?”, 2002). The perception of family is an aspect of family culture; this includes the interactions within the family and with others. Some of these perceptions can be defined as myths. A myth is a belief about someone or something that is believed to be true, but it is false, made-up, or exaggerated (S. Yu, Lecture). There are both positive and negative aspects of believing myths. Believing myths could be very dysfunctional; they can result in negative consequences that disrupt a family and they may also divert our attention away from widespread social problems that affect families. On…show more content…
So, most families turn to financial aid for help. This doesn’t make the family a “bad family”.
One more myth, the myth of the perfect marriage and the perfect family declares that after the “perfect wedding the perfect couple will have the perfect life”. Although families have always been view as always a good thing with all these happy people living in “one big happy family”, it has always been filled with conflict and tension. Difficulties in families are common. Arguments between spouses range from how the children should be raised to how the family finances should be budgeted. Husband and wives also often struggle with the lack of passion in their relationship beyond the first few years of their marriage, so they must maintain a relationship based on something other than passionate love. Parent-child conflicts often play a big role as well; parents attempt to assert their authority, while their children attempt to assert their independence, making conflict inevitable. Society places unrealistic expectations upon families. In reality, families aren’t always perfect and blissful, since they can also be filled with conflict along with the rest of society. Stress and conflicts could be destructive to families, especially when it gets out of hand. They are often under constant stress, being pushed and pulled in many directions, often without the support
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