Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2011-10-31 19:29:22

many children didn't like it or in some cases didn't want to come home many families were killed so the children had nowhere to go and often with nowhere to go they wouldFamily life was affected primarily by the absence of many husbands and fathers, and secondarily by the employment outside the home of many women, often in traditionally male occupations.

A lot of women went to work in defense plants and had to leave their children in the care of others. Often this was a grandparent or other family member, or sometimes the oldest child. There were no daycare centers as we know them, and the arrangements could sometimes be slipshod at best, but usually worked well if the caregivers were relatives or close family friends.

Of course, there was the constant dread of receiving a telegram announcing the injury, missing status or capture, or death of a husband, son, or father--I suspect that, of the three, the second would be the worst to deal with simply because it was so vague. If a soldier was a POW, the family at home would be in a constant state of wondering if he was being mistreated, sick or wounded and not receiving medical care, and if missing it was even worse--you can see how this would cause great stress. In the other two cases things were much clearer--an injury could easily bring him home and death--well, at least that was something concrete.

Too, there were stressors when the soldier came home, often arising from the newly discovered independence of working wives (remember, sex roles were much more rigid in those days); a man expected his wife to be a stay-at-home one who was totally dependent on him to provide for her and the family.

This is merely skimming the surface--I'd suggest you try to talk to people who lived through World War II. Their memories are of more worth than gold.

Source(s):grew up hearing my mother's and grandmother's stories of life during World War II
User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

How does being a veterinarian affect your social or family life?

it should not affect your socaill or family life i can promise you that

How does being a veterinarian affect your social and family life?

well,,,,,,, it dose not always affect your life if you come home alot and see your family, but on the other hand if you stay at work 24 seven that will affect your life.

How did Hitler's life affect him and his family?

your face :D

Is it hard to think positive in a world where negativity is modest?

Live life to affect the world, not to have the world affect you.

How does Interpersonal relationship affect your life through your family?

Interpersonal relationship affects your life through your family directly. This is what will determine how you relate to other people in your family.

What is a palominos family life?

Palomino is a color, nothing more, nothing less and it does not affect a horses 'family' or herd life in any way.

How did Mark Twain's life or work affect the world?

his life affected the world by his wonderful articles.

How did chivalry affect a knight's life?

because they could not do everything with there family there family was lost. Dr. Fenigwsz

How did martin Luther kings christian beliefs affect his life and family?

i dno

Why expatriate managers fails?

- Affect their family relations. - They can not adapt the new life.

How does being a zoologist affect your family life?

it affects your life because you will smell like animals all the time

How can a eating disorder affect a persons family and social life?

Eating disorders can affect a person's family, social life and even school. Because sometimes you afraid to tell your family members that you are developing eating disorders so you can't treat yourself from eating disorders also you always feel dizzy and depressed so it will affect you're learning and social life too.

How does alcohol affect family?

Drinking alcohol in moderation can contribute to family cohesiveness and harmony. However, the abuse of alcohol can be destructive and harmful to family life.

What was Czar Nicholas 2 family life like?

Tsar Nicholas II's family life was very harmonious, family was definitely the center of their world

What social factors affect family life?

Well if there is a gay then everything is messed up.

How does religion affect the Italians life?

It's said to have encouraged a great culture of family.

How does technology affect your literacy life?

If this is from Home Eco then: Technology has a huge affect on literacy life. Tech. allows you to explore the world as it is today.

Which casevac priority must have evacuation take place within 24 hours?

Urgent Evacuation - Evacuation to next higher echelon of medical care is needed to save life or limb. - Evacuation must occur within two hours. Urgent Surgical Evacuation - Same criteria as Urgent. The difference is that these patients need to be taken to a facility with surgical capabilities. Priority Evacuation - Evacuation to next higher echelon of medical care is needed or the patient will deteriorate into the URGENT category. - Evacuation must occur within four hours. Routine Evacuation - Evacuation to the next higher echelon of medical care is needed to complete full treatment. - Evacuation may occur within 24 hours. Convenience - Used for administrative patient movement.

What are the factors that affect your view of life?

My health, family, my pets, and the well been of people who I care for.

Is family life important for young people?

Though the youth of today are much different in their attitudes and actions than when I was a youth (!930). I believe that family life is important to them. Whatever they get up to outside of the home and family, it is the one place in which they can feel safe and secure from the influences of the world in which they seem to find great joy in associating with. They need the calming affect that a family (In most all cases) can bring to them. There is something about a home and family which draws them back to it. Worldly influences are left outside and the calming affect of a loving family is a balm to their souls.

How did world war 1 affect life in the US?

they sent their animals

How did world war 1 affect life on the home front?


How did civil war affect social life?

All wars, civil or otherwise, affect social life for those concerned. Disruption of family, destruction of property and the separation and death of loved ones.

How does facebook affect in your life?

People get your details, it can become addictive then you use it too much, and can also affect current relationships in the real world. There are many more ways it can affect someones life.

How did deaths of family members affect Andrew Jackson life?

It affected president andrew's life because those were the only family members and that meant a lot to him. Andrew Jackson was the only president who had all family members killed.

Still have questions?