Joint families

The modern trend of the nuclear family set-up is the primary cause of suicides in Kerala. Earlier, in our joint family system, one could share their worries with family members and get sound advice. In nuclear families, there is no such mechanism. Nuclear families sprout with the expectation that it will give `more privacy and financial viability'. The lack of inter- and intra-personal communication is its bane. Children from nuclear families generally cannot face a situation boldly.

G.Krishnakumar Thiruvananthapuram

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