If u are nolonger with the father or mother of your child are u less of a family

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (8 posts)
  1. NikiDiva profile image60
    NikiDivaposted 7 years ago

    If u are nolonger with the father or mother of your child are u less of a family?

    but they are involved in the childs life?

  2. sholland10 profile image91
    sholland10posted 7 years ago

    I was raised by a single mother who left an alcoholic father after 30 years of marriage.  I was the baby of the family and did not have to endure the nightmarish drama that my older brothers and sisters had to endure.  Mother had 5 kids with her when she left him in the 60s.  We are a big happy family, and she did the best she could to provide and love us, and until her death, we came home to her.  So, I believe she made us a closer family by leaving him.  It depends on the adults and how they handle the children and situation.  We were never pulled into the drama between our two parents because she never bad mouthed him or made him out to be the bad guy even though he was.  Children cannot choose their parents, so parents need to remember that when they go their separate ways.

  3. Akashik profile image61
    Akashikposted 7 years ago

    No, not at all.  As I explained to my children, two teenagers and one young adult, regardless of the issues involving their mother and myself we remain a family and act accordingly.  Through our separation and impending divorce we are and always will be a family.

  4. odie_driver profile image60
    odie_driverposted 7 years ago

    I think that a family makes a family - you don't have to be blood related to be a 'real' family in a lot of cases - and the same goes for people who are blood related.

    My parents divorced when I was 11 and I find my mom and I were more of a family then than ever before. So, I suppose the answer to your question is dependent on your own personal definition of "Family". Does it mean 'blood relatives"? - if so, nothing can change that, not even distance. If it means "people close to you", then you will always have family in those you love, no matter their blood relation to you.

    If both parents are active in the child's life, then they are both family to that child. Families are much more fluid and expandable now than the traditional families of the past!

  5. profile image0
    reeltaulkposted 7 years ago

    Absolutely NOT!  Family regardless of who is around comes from the unity that the individuals have!  You do not have to have all of the above or whats considered all of the above to have or be a family.  Family is about unity even if it just consists of two!

    Vonda G. Nelson

  6. phiphi profile image60
    phiphiposted 7 years ago

    No but sometimes i feel less of a family because of my brother sad

  7. edhan profile image59
    edhanposted 7 years ago

    No one should be feeling less in a family even without father or mother. We all should understand that though we may not be as blood in relationship, the togetherness of growing up is stronger. I have friends who are being brought up by single mother and single father. They are getting along very well with the siblings. The ties of growing up together is stronger by the days.

  8. Felixedet2000 profile image58
    Felixedet2000posted 7 years ago

    it doesn't make you to be less of a family......the meaning of family is more than just a father and a mother stuff.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)