It includes knowledge from experience, courage, strength from perseverance love determination and love. Women have an inner character that comes deep inside their inner strength, and they are not necessarily the victims of the circumstances in life. There are three generations of women with diversity of behaviors and characters in the current families' formation. The groups differ in the way of thought and observing traditions considering the changes in lifestyle. The woman generations vary from the childhood outcomes and the upbringing by their grandmothers. The women types discussed in this paper include married, cohabiting, and single women.
Young married mothers are a group, which one might expect to see diversities in the way they associate with the three generations of family household. Young mothers may have a few available resources for them to invest in their children. They should trust their husbands who provide for their families. Married women have strong attachments to the traditions and respect the customs even in this new lifestyle. Although the community still regards a man as the family head, times have changed, and the housewives have an ability to make decisions, as well. There are also women who marry only in order to have a man's figure in the house. They do not respect a husband, never cook nor do washing, and they consider each partner equal in family responsibilities. The young women draw their conducts from the family's background, and each woman loves her children despite the relationship with their father. The women of this generation believe in family ties and norms, which are the traditional way of accepted family formation. Although they have differences with the men they live with, they still understand the importance of a family and continue to work for the family welfare (Forbes, 2005).
Another generation is the young single women who believe they can never withstand to be under the rule of a man. Such women live as single mothers. They are committed to depending on their own and have the freedom to choose the partners to satisfy their needs. Some young single women live with their parents who provide their children with basic needs and any additional support. However, if they are unable to offer valuable resources, single women find other ways to earn a living. Recently, young women have secured well-paying jobs, and they can afford to raise their siblings without the man assistance. These changes in opportunities have facilitated the emergence of women to remain single and choose the male partners they can interact. They avoid relationships simply to live alone and bring up children on their own (Russon, 2003). The women apprehend to commit life in marriages because of the violence and difficult financial times. The women of this generation are the family heads and they make decisions. They do not feel any bad thing of having serial partners and avoiding traditional wifely duties. They focus on the love to children, friends, and people who make their life interesting, exciting, and enjoyable.
Cohabitation is an arrangement intending two individuals, a man and a woman, to live together in result of sexual intimacy. They live together although they are not legally married and bear children regardless of cohabitation term. Many women consider living with a man whom they do not owe a legal binding. This is the way not only to satisfy their emotional and sexual wants but also to save money in hard times. The women of this generation do not like commitments, and the reason they engage this lifestyle is to get out of them if a need arises. The women live this lifestyle to delay or avoid marriage and are in fear of commitments to one man. This character is similar to the one with single women generation, and they have a dread of difficult times associated with finances and individual freedom. This effect makes the women beware of the process of divorce, which remains a painful scar in many women's lives. Young women view cohabitating as a way to test their capacity to have a family and get married in legal process. They test the household workload, love length, and implications that follow a married woman. Younger women household generation has negative views on committing their life to one partner before they learn him. According to National Center for Health Survey (1990), almost a half of married women start from cohabitating stages.
Comparison. From aforementioned information, it is evident that the three unique types of women have some similarities. All women regardless of the type love children and are ready to bear and bring up them. Another common point is the urge to satisfy their emotional and sexual feelings. Cohabiting, single, and married women look forward to having a man partner whom they share sexual feelings.
Married women accept wifely duties before their husbands. They depend on their husbands in raising their families and assist in making decisions in the family. They are committed to perform their duties in the house, unlike the single women who believe in freedom of a woman and fight for independence in the financial requirement. The latter do not agree to any control of a man regardless of whether they are in a good financial standing or they depend on their parents in raising children. Cohabiting women fear to get involved in marriage chaos and quarrels. They do not want completely to commit their lives in a man due to the fear of divorce and separating process. They depend on the men they are cohabiting with to survive the harsh financial times (Elaine, 1988). However, similarly to married women, they take family responsibilities halfway until they get married legally. The three unique women are present in the family households, and they emerge from the upbringing process from their mothers and grandmothers.