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Family - what is normal?

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YaYaJen Fri 26-Jul-13 10:11:11

The Wright Stuff ‏@5WrightStuff asks...
Do you think there’s such thing as a normal family?

As a sociologist I have to say that normal is always historically & culturally defined and currently seems perhaps a little more than in the past, with less pressure to conform publically than for example in the 1950's

How would you define the normal family?

chiefbottlewasher Tue 30-Jul-13 12:23:40

Gosh, our extended family has couples on their 3rd or 4th long term relationships - many with offsprings - and it all gets very very complicated even though on the surface most conform to the 2 adults plus kids model. Our extended family spans various professions and income brackets and see the same at all ages & incomes....

Make me wonder if so many breakups point to something in the trad 2 plus kids monogamy is past it's sell by date.