How come family bonds in america are so weak?

I'm from Spain and I lived in america for a year. Honestly I feel sorry for americans. They're family bonds are so weak! Most kids only see their grandparents or uncles and aunts on holidays, maybe once every other year. If someone besides the nuclear family is living in the home the family counts down the... show more I'm from Spain and I lived in america for a year. Honestly I feel sorry for americans. They're family bonds are so weak! Most kids only see their grandparents or uncles and aunts on holidays, maybe once every other year. If someone besides the nuclear family is living in the home the family counts down the days when they will move out rather than welcoming them and making them feel like a part of the family. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, don't have that constant involvement in their kids lives. Women always want their their husbands to make them #1 and are not willing to compromise for the good of the extended family.

I mean why? Why the hostility to your own family?
Update: When you get married your spouses family is now a part YOUR family too you know just as your family is.
Update 2: For those americans who say their family is close mind telling us where you live. I hear families in the South are closer than families in the North.

I lived in NYC.
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