The word family has multiple meanings in the dictionary. It is ‘a social unit living together’ or ‘parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not’. In a broader term, relatives can also be added to this group. But it is much more than that. Family is the first learning place of an individual in this world. Starting from childhood till old age, he learns everything from his family. He sees his family members walking and starts trying that. He sees them speaking and he tries to copy them. Gradually he learns the basic communication among individuals in the family. He also learns how to love, how to behave, how to come along in life, all from his family. This develops a sort of affection among all family members. They are always there to help each other.
The elder siblings help a lot to their young ones. Parents guide their children at every step they take in life until they become independent. The early 5-7 years spent in the family build a strong relationship among all family members and it keeps them together the whole life. Friends come in our lives much later while family is there since day one. We might change our friends later in life but we never want to lose our family, even if we have differences with our family members. This is because we know that our family will always be there for us.
The family systems works like a chain. Younger people learn from elders while elders depend on their kids for a lot of things. When kids grow up, get married and have their own children, the whole cycle is repeated again. Family members will always come to your rescue whenever you need them. They always support you in different ways whether it be financial or moral. You can always share your problems with your family and you always find a better solution for your problems after a discussion in the house. We can’t make it out without our family in life. It is one of the greatest blessings of God. We often meet