Skip to comments.The Changing American Family (Barf Alert)
Posted on 11/27/2013 10:56:40 AM PST by Morgana
CHELSEA, MICH. Kristi and Michael Burns have a lot in common. They love crossword puzzles, football, going to museums and reading five or six books at a time. They describe themselves as mild-mannered introverts who suffer from an array of chronic medical problems. The two share similar marital résumés, too. On their wedding day in 2011, the groom was 43 years old and the bride 39, yet it was marriage No. 3 for both.
Today, their blended family is a sprawling, sometimes uneasy ensemble of two sharp-eyed sons from her two previous husbands, a daughter and son from his second marriage, ex-spouses of varying degrees of involvement, the partners of ex-spouses, the bemused in-laws and a kitten named Agnes that likes to sleep on computer keyboards.
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You need a scorecard for this “family”.
Stories like this make me appreciate my simple, boring life.
And statistics show the family’s future is likely to be riddled with substance abuse, domestic assault, and some offspring living below the poverty line.
I’d recommend not bothering with this long article. More liberal BS about how we’re better off when kids are born out of wedlock and adopted by lesbian hermaphrodites.
We all know however, that if these trends are reality, and I suspect they are, Western civilization is truly doomed.
I loved the implication that the poor can’t afford to marry and have a family, when one of the most significant predictors of poverty is unmarried folks with kids.