Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The extended family (grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles) is less important now than it was in the past.

In this day and age, it is too complicated to find extended families with a lot of family members. They have a vital role in everyone's family, nevertheless, today under numerous circumstances, extended family members possess fewer importance. Therefore, I agree with the idea that currently closed relatives are less essential compared with the past because life has become hard. What is more, the level of emigration is constantly increasing, as well as, younger family members tend to live alone. To begin with, modern life is full of difficulties related to meeting our needs and doing our best for a satisfying lifestyle. For this purpose,people should make hard efforts. That is why many people are engaged in two or sometimes three works. Whereas some decades ago people did not have to work many hours, and as a matter of fact, they could spend their time with extended family members, which has become impossible now. Hence, nowadays, people are so busy with their job that they are not able to enjoy their leisure time with relatives, therefore, extended family decreases its value little by little. In addition, emigration disrupts the close relationship among relatives. currently, a great number of people leave their homes and emigrate to many parts of the world in search of better housing and living accommodations. As a result, the geological distance results in the weakening family ties,and even children do not remember their elder family members. Thus, extended family nowadays, more then ever, decreases its value due to migration. Last but not least, today people opt for an independent and free lifestyle, so they separate from their elder family members and live alone. To clarify, young people cannot dwell with extended family members because of the generation gap. On the other hand, in the past, extended families with a lot of members were common and they held important functions. In other words, the desire to live alone and freely brings about the depreciation of the importance of close relatives. To sum up we can come to the conclusion that extended families lose their value due to the hardships of everyday life and migration, as well as, the desire of youth to live independently.
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