In the inner city, most of the families catered for by single parents. From 1960s, the economy has changed to a great extent such that mothers have to work for the provision of daily bread for the family (Carruthers, 2011). The dynamics that have existed in the families for the past years have led to the occurrence of many family problems, and most of them are associated to economic challenges. Other changes that occurred in the families’ setup since 1960 is the weakening trust between the husband and wife. This has been impacted by the issues of the declining morals in the families’ setup.
Families are becoming weak day after day. This is because the problems that affected families in the early years have been multiplied to a large scale and of late what exist in most families is daily wrangles, cheats cases and financial problems. Whilst some of the problems in the family are by natural, others are man-made. For instance, the issue of unfaithful couples is entirely man-made because it only calls for mutual trust and keeping to the promises for such cases to be avoided. In the newspapers, magazines and on internet daily posts, family problems are highlighted. The problems vary from couple having affairs outside marriage to husbands butchering their wives and vice versa. Other weak points in the unfolding stories of marriage wrangles include; Suicidal cases for the family heads due to overwhelming roles that they are expected to accomplish, and also the problem of polygamy which denies the household head the capability of supporting the whole family (Cohen, Devault & Strong, 2010).
Amongst the various ways that can be employed in curbing the family wrangles is family planning (Clement, 2004). This is because most of the problems that are witnessed in the families are associated to economic problems especially in developing countries where by a household can consist of up to