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How do a family falls apart?

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It is the story of a close family who fell apart because of the newcomers to the family's bad attitude. There was a family of three sons and the mother and the father; they were very united, and the mother became the unifier of the family. The father was a headteacher, and the mum stayed at home and looked after her husband and the children. The father was a good man, very strict, and belonged to the old school. He was so good at his job that the villagers approached him for private tuition, so he was forced to do that for some people out of curtsey, and some paid him the money. It was going on for quite a long time, and they were supposed to be well, having a peaceful and happy home. The eldest son, James, couldn't get into higher education from the University due to some shortfall in the marks for one of the subjects, even though he was clever in his studies. The father had hundreds of students coming to his house for after-school studies, but his own faced the failure in his career. His eldest son almost joined the private tutor to help poor students.

His second son Tom went into higher education, and he was favored by everyone at home, particularly his parents. With all that, the other two boys did not show any prejudice toward their brother as the mother kept the unity of the family very carefully. Therefore, there was no question about the jealousy among the children. They were like role models in the village for the other people showing them how to live their lives in peace. The elder brother's attitude was, I cannot be offended because I couldn't achieve anything, and I would be silly to get offended; I felt proud of my brother's achievement. The second son got an excellent job with the prospects for further education and advancement in his position. The mum and dad were extremely pleased with this son. The parent, John and Linda couldn't foresee that their family would fall apart due to the status difference in their family.

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How is the family beginning to fall apart?

Let me move on to the third son Peter; too, he didn't get into higher education due to too many political issues. Still, he had all the necessary grades to get into higher education. Temporarily calmed down the political trauma, Peter managed to get an excellent job with his existing qualifications but with progression prospects. He started working in a different state bit further away from his parents. The family thought now was the correct time for their eldest son James to be old enough to get married; the father and the mother were far too old-fashioned; they never encouraged their children to make their choices. They had a small old house with some land to the house. The parents decided to give the place to James and the land to be divided equally between the two younger sons.

So, they started hunting for a girl for Tom, the eldest son. After a long search, they found a girl for him, and she was a university graduate, so the mum and dad were jubilant over the selection. They arranged the wedding; it took place in the woman's area, and they moved in here with James's parents to live; everything went on for a while very smoothly and happily. The happiness didn't last long, and who would expect that their first daughter-in-law, Sonia, would create issues to make her marriage fall apart.

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Everything is falling apart.

Then the parents, John and Linda, started to think about the second young man Tom, and they decided that he should get settled. After an extensive search, they found a woman near the eldest daughter-in-law's place, but she was a bit different from Sonia. She was pretty and had a university degree.

The family was quite well off. All the arrangements took place, and they had the wedding, so Tom got married, and the second couple also came to live in that small house with the parents. I am the author of this story and am not entirely aware of the changes in the family; usually, anyone will not know about the internal matters apart front the actual members of the family. Some reason or the other, all the problems started with the family, and everything fell apart. The main reasons were jealousy, pride, and greed for that small house they had. In the meantime, the family's mother fell ill, and they could not get proper treatment for her. The illness went on for a long time. Sonia's eldest daughter-in-law started creating significant problems and threatened them, saying that she would go back to her parents as her marriage also had fallen apart. In the meantime, the second daughter-in-law Cathy lived with her husband on and off. After all these, Toms also had some illness, but no one had the proper finances to treat the two sick people, the mother and the son Tom.

Linda's and Tom's health deteriorated daily; there was no proper medical assistance due to a lack of funds. James didn't' have a good job, nor he couldn't make significant sums of money. The father was a pensioner, who couldn't keep up with his private tutor and lost his income, so the family couldn't raise the money they wanted. Mothers' health came to the situation beyond repair; there was no money to give proper treatment. Tom's sickness was also deteriorating without the help of appropriate financial assistance. Sonia had many problems regarding the tiny house. Then later, she decides to move back with her parents. After a couple of months, Sonia and the two children moved out of the husband's house, went to her mother's house, and told the man where they were when everything was falling apart. The parents were devastated as they would miss their grandchildren, knowing that Sonia would never allow the children to visit the grandparents. He spent John's pension, the medication, and food for Linda, and he always had financial problems.

What did John do when his family was falling apart.

The family was in great distress; James's wife had left him, the mother was severely ill, Tom was also seriously sick, and the only person who was left behind without any distress was Peter. Tom's father felt that everything had fallen apart and felt helpless and regretted the enormous mistakes. But John didn't give up; he advised and helped James to move to an entirely separate accommodation for James and his wife to live away from them. That worked well, and James and Sonia started to live happily in the new place; I guess Sonia's happiness was that she enjoyed independence and didn't have competition; that was Cathy. John and Linda were able to feel the calmness in the family, but as they became concerned about Tom, they advised Tom to live with his wife in her house as she received a home from the parents. But after a while, Linda died. John was sad, but he didn't feel the pressure of other problems on top of it. John and Peter lived in that house, and the two sons visited them frequently; that made John feel happy and concluded when children get married, never bring them into the parents' house permanently.

© 2022 Sara Param

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