I was not sure what the purpose of this assignment was until I began to find roadblocks in finding out informa... ... middle of paper ... ...if marriage is the right course for me. Although, initially I was not sure what I would gain from this assignment I believe that I gained a whole lot of needed information that will help me personally as well as have a better understanding of how my family operates. Although my mother and my father 's families are different there are many of the same things that occurred cross generationally. Even when it comes to my own relationship with my own parents I have to keep in mind their familial experiences and understand how that impacts them as individuals and as parents. I realize that one day when I become a parent I will need to take into account these familial patterns and find ways to change them for the better.
Oddly enough, the grandfather and son never actually knew each other, since he passed away while she was pregnant with him. My husband has a close relationship with his grandmother and mother. His relationship with the females in his family I feel contributes largely why we have a close relationship. We have a close
My maternal grandmother is lonely from not having a spouse’s accompaniment for so long, so my mother makes an effort to visit her as much as possible. In order to mend the fused-hostility my paternal relationships have, I believe that I should calmly discuss both sides of their argument before they keep on exploding at each other without realizing what they are arguing against each other about. Most of their arguments can be easily resolved if they only settled down and calmly and respectfully talked to each
Creating Text The process of creating “text” without using technology appeared to be a simple task that would allow the students to be a creator of his or her unique technology free masterpiece. I just had to come up with a creative, natural way to write text instead of using modern technologies that society takes for granted. How hard and restrictive could this assignment be? I soon found out everything would not go exactly as planned. It took me two attempts and failures before I finally achieved some level of success.
This chapter in kinships, families, and descents has taught me a lot about other cultures and their family systems, but it also has opened my eyes to my own family and our interactions. Not only was I not aware that there were other kinship systems around the world, but I also learned the reasons behind my family’s interactions. I knew that I called my aunt my aunt because she was my dad’s sister. I did not know the implications of the word “aunt” or how the word would shape interactions and define roles. I knew that extended families were more important in other cultures than in my own, but I did not know that they were important to the extent of calling their mother’s sister “mother.” I will take what I learned from this chapter and apply it to my own family relations.
My father was married before he met my mother and had my older sister with his first wife. There was severe conflict in that relationship which resulted in a lot of conflict within my home as my father and more specifically my sister adapted to remarried life. I thought that because my family was normal and didn’t have problems that much when I was born I thought these types of things couldn’t happen. We didn’t fit the stereotype but it still affected us. We were an outlier affected by this issue.
My paternal grandfather is deceased, and both my father and brother are only sons. I would be related to my Aunt Diana, but I am no longer related to my cousins through her. If my father was to have a brother, I would be related to his children. Since patrilineal emphasizes father and son relationships, my brother would have the responsibility of carrying on the family line. My parents may not even want to keep me as a daughter and arrange a marriage for me as an infant, depending on the culture.
I get by without them. The way I see it, a lot of my aunts and cousins from my mother’s side are family by blood only, nothing else. Save for my aunt, Marquise Broadnax. When I realized who my grandmother was, I was pretty indifferent. I didn’t really care.
His wife you could say “wore the pants’ in his new family.” He should have made decisions that concerned our relationship and me but he didn’t. I never dreamed the day would come when someone would come between one of my parents and I, at most a spouse of one of my parents. I was in his life long before she and his new family came into it. I felt that I was being treated unfairly. I was supposed to be daddy’s little girl just as most girls dream about.
I was a gift of happiness for my parents and grandparents. My mom has told me that my father’s whole family, parents and siblings were all interested to help out my mom to raise me. But my mom did it on her own with my father. My father was very busy with his job (director of many farms), and he wasn’t able to help my mom with me as much as he would have liked to. “You were loved by everyone” says my mom.