After reading this article, I can honestly say I agree with everything the author touches on. It is understandable how the percentage of the “nuclear family” has decreased tremendously. More and more female- headed households starting to come about. People are beginning to feel more comfortable about opening up and allowing their sexuality to be known. Gay and lesbian households do seem to be much more common nowadays.
I can understand how lesbian households are more likely to live in poverty than the average married heterosexual couples. I only agree with this because it is easier for the heterosexual husband to be able to obtain a high position in a company making more money than women. Households featuring the average non- married heterosexual couples who have children are simply afraid of commitment in my opinion. People aren’t as quick to jump into a marriage as they were in past decades. I agree with the author that the “normal” definition of a family in America does not exist.