The Reasons Accounting for Changes of Family Relationships
In the past decades, a growing number of people are paying more and
more attention to the dramatic changes of Chinese family relationships.
One of the most striking changes is that relationships among family
members are not as close as before.
In my point of view, two factors seem to contribute to the great changes. First and foremost, with the deepening of reform and opening-up as well as the economic and cultural development, Chinese family structures have considerably changed--two woking parents, fewer or even spoiled children and an increasing number of empty-nesters. In addition, with the rapid development of information technology, people in modern times have many other choices to get access to information and entertain themselves without direct contact with family members. All these give rise to the alienation of relationships among family members.
Home is the harbor as well as the warmest place in the world. It is urgent for us to spare more time to accompany our most important persons in lives and foster new close family relationships.