My Great Grandmother, My Grandmother And My Mother Essay

900 Words Apr 7th, 2016 4 Pages
There have always been differences in opinions on multiple things in different generations. Each generation poses its own unique ideas and perspectives, so it is natural that these opinions and views would change over time. To prove this, I interviewed my great grandmother, my grandmother, and my mother. I asked them what their opinions of single parent families and stepfamilies were; I was really surprised at the results that I received. My great grandmother is ninety-five and she has actually been married several times. Most of her remarriages stem from her husbands passing away. My grandmother, her daughter, has had several step dads. When I asked my great grandmother what her personal views on blended families were, she said that her opinion would have been an anomaly for the time period in which she comes from. During her time period, divorcing and remarrying was virtually unheard of. They went by the “if you break it, fix it” concept. She said that if anyone got remarried it was because their spouse had died. Stepfamilies were nonexistent where she grew up. She was the first in her family to have a child and remarry. She had never heard of single parent families. My great grandmother has been divorced twice. She does not see it as necessarily a bad thing, but she says it should be for the right reasons. She got divorced once because the husband she had was abusive, and the other time was because he was an alcoholic who spent all of their money. She does not believe…

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