As the basic unit for raising children, anthropologists generally classify most family organizations as matrifocal (a mother and her children); conjugal (a wife, her husband, and children, also called the nuclear family); avuncular (for example, a grandparent, a brother, his sister, and her children); or extended (parents and children co-reside with other members of one parent's family).
Sexual relations among the members are regulated by rules concerning incest such as the incest taboo.
I knew he could be like that and I just thought he could change."I wanted him to become a better person, or I wanted to become strong enough to leave again or I really wanted to kill myself."Liyanage said her husband constantly threatened her and her family, and at one point mentioned hiring someone to throw acid over her or her sister."He said if I made a mistake like telling about the beatings or child pornography he would do things to me, he would make me suffer for a very long time," she said. I came from a poor family and that made me feel even worse. I told him how I live with my parents and one brother in two-bedroom apartment. We started dating and I fell totally in love with him. My beloved warned me that I had to be approved by his dad at first, that otherwise if he doesn’t like we won’t be able to get married. I dressed up in my nicest outfit, made my hair and went to their house to meet my future father-in-law. They looked like the same person just in different age. May be it was in my head, cause I knew my destiny was depending on him. I told him I was planning to graduate from the university and work as an architect. My husband’s mother died when he was 8 and he was brought up by his father, this made them close, and he adores his dad. We dated for like a month and we decided to get married. He greeted us kindly and was very friendly but there was something in the way he looked at me that made me feel uncomfortable. Back than he has been a widower for almost 10 years.