For us, seeing a small family is a common thing. When there is one child in a family, this is completely normal. Despite the fact that modern youth has practically unlimited freedom, first of all they think about how to live at least a little for their own pleasure before starting a family, and besides this, many think first about how to create a normal financial base for well-being in family.
Hence the lower birth rate and late marriages. However, the divorce rate is becoming more and more, and all this, because people experience dissatisfaction not only in family relationships, but in life in the full sense of the word.
The percentage of divorces and single mothers in Ireland is quite high, and yet it is the most prosperous country in which everyone can have everything they need and in which it is possible to build just ideal relations between spouses and create a friendly and strong family.
In Ireland, most people get married very late, and not because they want independence first, but simply because they do not want to take responsibility for their family and raising children.
Early marriage results in single mothers, who are the most common in Ireland. There are also a huge number of women whose spouses go abroad to work and may be away from home for a long time.
A son in Ireland will never bring his fiancée or even his wife into his mother’s house, because then there will be two mistresses in the family, and the mother will no longer remain the only authority in the household.
In Ireland, young people can meet for several years without registering their relationship, and when enough funds have been collected in order to purchase a separate house, then it will already be possible to talk about marriage.
No man will be left to live with his parents and wife in the same house. The new family must live separately from their parents and have their own housing and farm. If it is impossible to save up for housing, then you can buy housing in installments and many young Irish families go for this, just not to stay under the same roof with their parents.
The relationship between spouses and between relatives is always friendly and very strong. Even if problems, quarrels and disagreements occur that always accompany any family relationship, strong family ties will never be severed. Children will never leave their parents in trouble and always each of the family members will help and support others, if necessary.
However, despite such strong family feelings, the grandparents in Ireland are strongly opposed to raising their grandchildren. It is believed that only parents should be engaged in upbringing, because otherwise children can absorb the rules of another family, its way of life and relationships in the family.
In the case of the Irish family, it turns out that only mothers are engaged in upbringing, because fathers will definitely find a reason to shirk their responsibilities and do everything possible not to go for walks with the child or not to read a book to him, not to play with him etc.
On the streets of Ireland with strollers, you can only see mothers who can gather in companies so that it is not so boring. In rare cases, of course, you can see novice fathers who take short walks with strollers, but this practically happens very rarely.
Working women have to either invite a nanny or in other ways get out of the situation when there is no one to leave the child with. It can be noted here that there is some injustice in Ireland towards mothers who take full responsibility for raising children. Fathers can take part in upbringing only after the first years of a child's life.
Constitutional rights belong equally to both parents, who are equally responsible for raising children. However, in fact, only the father has real rights, because only the father can decide where the child will live, where he can go to study.
Only the father can decide on the child's treatment and consent to a complex operation. In addition, the father can quite calmly leave his family, leave for another country, take the children from the mother and, upon returning, can again restore all his rights.
What about the mother in this case, who devotes most of her time to the upbringing of her children and supports them in every way in everything? It’s just to come to terms with this provision, because to date, no changes to the constitution are planned. However, this is not all.
A woman in Ireland does not have any rights to financial savings that are shared or even her own. While she is married, all financial issues remain with the man. A woman in Ireland can only rely on funds that her husband can allocate for her to manage the house and dress the children.
Even if all the savings that the family has are earned by the woman and the man has nothing to do with them, the wife cannot use these funds to resolve her issues without her husband's permission.
If a large purchase is planned, which has to be purchased on credit or in installments, then in this case the word of a woman does not mean anything. If there is no consent of the husband, there can be no question of any purchase.
This speaks of some infringement on Irish women, which not only limits her freedom, but also puts her several steps below the man, even if the spouse occupies a higher position in society than her husband and receives a higher salary.
But they thought very well of children in Ireland. This level of the educational system cannot be provided by any country, and most of the funds for education are allocated to those children who live in incomplete families with their father or mother.