What is family? What features does family possess? What role does family play in society? People have different answers to these questions, as they understand the concept of family differently. Many sciences such as sociology, psychology, pedagogy, demography dedicate a lot of their attention to families, their origin and essence.
Let us give our definition of family. It is not only a “stamp in a passport”. If we take it for an initial characteristic, it would bring us nowhere, as from this aspect if there is no stamp in your passport, but you have lived together for many years and have children, you will not be considered as a family. But it is not right, of course.
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In some dictionaries you can find the following definition of family: it is a small group based on marriage and blood relations, members of which are connected by community of way of life, mutual help and moral responsibility». In here we again see that the basis is legal registration of your family as a society cell. But as for me, it is a personal matter of each one of us to register marriage officially or not.
So, what is a family indeed? Everything begins so well and romantically. A young man meets a beautiful girl, falls in love with her, she falls in love with him and they decide to marry. Often in the movies the story ends at this moment, but in real life everything just begins. It depends on the...