Family Loyalty-Definition,Examples and why it is Important

Family loyalty is all about the support,commitment and mutual help and trust that exists between members of a family or in a relationship.This relationship can be anything from a Parent-Child relationship to a wife and husband relationship but the common thread that runs around is mutual trust,care and support.

Family loyalty can differ from culture to culture or from country to country and Tradition plays a important role in maintaining Family loyalty among the members of a family.Family is a smaller unit of a society and when there is family loyalty prevailing among its members the family improves and hence the society also benefits and improves.

Filial Obligations-Parent Child Relationship: Filial Obligation is a concept where one person in the family feels a moral obligation for the wellness of the other person and takes good care of them.For Example the Grown up adults in some families feel a sense of duty and commitment and are obligated to their ageing parents by taking good care of them as a repayment for their parents taking care of their them when they were young.This kind of family loyalty is,in most cases,installed in the minds of the children when they watch their parents taking good care of their aged grandparents.In countries and Cultures where more Respect is given to senior citizens we can see this kind of moral obligation among the sons and daughters to take care of their ageing Parents. There is also a natural expectation among such adult children that if they take care of their aging parents then their own kids will take care of them later in future.

Filial Obligations-Husband and Wife Relationships:

In most cultures a man and women entering in to a Marriage as husband and wife,ceremonially take a vow that they will stand by each other for the rest of their lives through good and bad times.So religion and religious ceremonies  are also intended to install family loyalty among its members in some levels.

Family Loyalty between Brothers and siblings

In some cultures it is the responsibility of the brother to safe guard the well being of their sisters,sometimes even after they are married.In almost all cultures when one person faces financial crisis the first person they look up to is their brother.

 

 

 

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