Originally Posted by newmark
In Taiwan, I know families who are very close, loving and supportive, and who love this closeness. I've also seen toxic people damaging relationships. For example, when the husband moves back into his parents home with his wife; adapting to her husband's parents is often very difficult for the wife. I've seen this cause a great deal of stress.
Ah yeah I've seen this happen too, my best friend's mum (their family is from China btw) has to deal with her mother in law who lives with them. Don't get on very well. I guess there needs to be a balance & it depends on the individuals too.
I also know of a lot of Asian families where the wife & children move overseas for their education and the father stays back to make money =\ I don't know, if I was the wife I'd be pretty annoyed with that sort of set up.
I think it's all individual too though. I'm from a western family but I don't want really want to move out but I probably will in the next year or so. Mostly because I'm very close with my family & I want to see my sisters grow up through high school. I worry about them lots because sometimes they get bullied. If I moved out I would most likely live in the city centre so it'd be about an hours bus ride to visit my family.
This is a really interesting discussion though. & ALG what country are you living in?