Your Family Village

How we can build our own modern extended family in a busy world.

012 - The Nuclear Family Sucks… And What We Can Do About it

Posted on November 28th, 2017

Does the "ideal" nuclear family really work? It makes us vulnerable. If we only have like two or three people to live with, confide in, share things with, what happens if we divorce? What happens when our kids leave home? What happens if our spouse dies? How many people do you know who spoke about growing up in their nuclear family as a wonderful experience? How many people do you know who speak of their growing up experiences within their families as traumatic, or sad, or lonely? One of the reasons is because it is a flawed model in the first place. 

Humans are biochemically dependent on socializing, and need a village, or a community of people, in order to thrive. And this doesn't mean social media. While Facebook does help us keep in touch, it's face-to-face interactions that create the meaningful connections we crave.

Book: The Village Effect - Susan Pinker

 

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Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on valhemminger.com and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. 

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