Are Aussie families a dying breed?

Could friendship be the essential foundation for the future of relationships…and our society??

I read with interest and concern the Special Report ‘Families under threat’ in the Herald Sun, 9/10/11.

I was not surprised by predictions it contained that the nuclear family unit is buckling under modern pressures. and that increasingly vast numbers of Australians will be living in homes alone….estimated to be 31% by 2026 if current trends continue.  Indeed, as can be seen from several of my previous blogs,  e.g. …I believe this dramatic change in our social profile is something that must be recognised – and addressed – if we are to have a happy society rather than one plagued by loneliness and social isolation. Continue reading