Hezekiah Kit Sales Canlas
(Cause and Effect)
“A broken family is one where the parents of the child or children have split up and no longer share a single family unit.” – Answers.com
For a family to effectively operate, faithful cooperation added with respect, patience, hope, understanding and love to each member should be performed by all members of a family, whether the family is a nucleus type (consisting of parents and children) or an extended (nucleus family with other close relatives in a single family unit) one.
Unfortunately, today, we can see the visible emergence of broken families in television, radio, newspaper, and in other forms of media. In addition, we can also see some causes or the reasons of family breakups.
Infidelity has always been a major issue between partners. One of the parents becomes unfaithful and creates sexual relations with a person other than his or her spouse. This disease has always plagued relationships since before, infecting men and women of different standing, ethnicity or race. In the Philippines, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are the most prone to be gripped with infidelity. Distance from loved ones force an OFW to find love and comfort in countries where they work, thus leading most likely to third parties.
Misunderstanding has contributed its part in breaking the family apart. Ideas, concepts and thoughts do not match between partners, even in the siblings, thus creating rifts in the family’s foundations. Differences are put in the spotlight in every verbal clash. Hateful arguments lead to violent fights, affecting other members of the family, particularly the children, causing mental and emotional stress.
These common family problems are large contributors to the infamous “family breakup.” The usual scenario: the mother and father separate, properties are equally divided, payments are made, and siblings split up. Negative feelings build up amongst the members of the broken family, like rejection, depression, anger and guilt.