The social setup of families in the current times is “Nuclear” – parents and kids, that’s it. The Joint Family system is more or less dwindling away especially in the urban lifestyle. Whatever be the reason psychological or financial; self-imposed or otherwise the links of the joint family system are slowly de-linked and what we are left with is the single or nuclear family structures.
Mine is also a Nuclear Family in a foreign land. With no help around, no near and dear ones around going can be tough sometimes. I can sense it often. Though days are busy with daily chores and kids more often than not I crave for support, emotional and otherwise. I am sure many mothers/wives sailing in the same boat (read living offshore) face such moments – moment of truth. And of course we cannot call our husbands at the drop of a hat…
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