Is there a perfect family or marriage?Watching movies that have the perfect parents, children, spouse and in-laws make me wonder is it really possible to have the perfect marriage or a perfect family. When we look at reality, every day in the news and papers we see or hear about family issues spilling out in the open resulting in bad blood betweenmembers leading to violence, filing of cases and even murders.
I always grew up hearing about how a good family or a perfect family should be, how a perfect son should be. But over the years, we've realized that we are off the mark. When we such disparity between the real life and the reel life, it makes us feel a little sad. Perhaps as children grow up, we need to prepare their minds in a way that they realize that in real life arguments, disagreements, fights etc are integral to family life and teach them how to overcome it rather than letting them dwell in it.
It may sound odd but we need to tell them the truth that a perfect marriage or family is often a myth, what is true is people in the family or marriage have problems and issues that can be handled and settled with time, dialogue and maturity. This would also enable the children to have realistic expectations, so that they don't become extremely agitated or angered when they are let down.