Traditional Marriage

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My Girl Friend’s Family
Erick Urueta
English 200 PW2
H. Price
12/6/12
Essay

The writer Meurer once said, “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” (Meurer, 2012). My girlfriend’s mother and my father when I interviewed them, they took me to the same place as this quote when I read it. They told me that they help each other to have a better marriage instead of complaining and arguing about their defects. The Mother (Hinojosa, 2012) said, “The mother is who chain the family together.” The Father (Urueta, 2012) said, “The father is who had the key to open the house door.” My family is modern but at the same time traditional. My father doesn’t work, and my mother doesn’t live with us. When I interviewed my girlfriend’s mother , I discovered that she was a traditional mother. She believes every mother/wife should support her husband and kids by making sure they feel loved, and show them love in every way possible. She showed her love when she bought houses for them near her house to be close to them. She took care of her grandchildren and still gave them money when they needed it. Therefore, my girlfriend’s mother was traditional because she showed them motherly love.

My father believes in the traditional role of the father but he is in a modern role of the father. He believes that the father/husband should be the man of the house, support the house hold, made the rules, and over all to protect them. Even when he is not working, he still makes sure all the payments of the bills are paid and supports us in everything we need. He always made things difficult so we could progress in our lives when we came to the reality of the life. He always taught us about life, all the good things and bad things, we can do and things not to do, because he already passed through the same moments as us and knows if something is going to end bad or well. In addition, he shows us the...
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