Why has emotional support function become more important in contemporary society?

One of the acknowledged functions of marriage and the family is the provision of emotional support. This function has become more important in modern society than it was in the past.

Asked By: huntgirl4u22 - 1/27/2008
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Good question. Emotional support provides reiforcement to the individual that they can trust you to listen to insecurities they may be feeling. If you are an active listener, most of the time, just an opportunity to ventilate vocally will help them find a solution for the issue(s). And if you have any helpful... More
Answered By: zeb6219 - 1/27/2008
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Answered By: wildwood - 1/27/2008
In the past, there was a more effective community spirit. In small villages, each person cared for everyone else, it was like a big family. Nowadays, people live in big cities, surrounded by hundreds of other people but they are really isolated and they often feel lonely.
Answered By: Flower - 1/27/2008
Emotional support came 'naturally' in many ways in the past. Extended family often lived together or near to each other, so support flowed freely from this. These days, people are more mobile and families are often spread out over the country or overseas and so the bonds are not present. Further, I think there is a... More
Answered By: Penny N - 1/27/2008
It's due to a combination of factors which include the material and verbal support functions which have been proven to work in guiding human behavior... More
Answered By: Dantes - 1/27/2008
we as a people have grown used to the fast paced world and need more emotional support. They are so many things going on in everybody's lives that it is nice to just be able to vent out frustrations have have someone say " I know, right".
Answered By: Leggie - 1/27/2008
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