More people are living alone, more children are being raised by single parents and more grown-up children are living with their parents than ever before, according to the Office for National Statistics.
One expert said that the in-depth annual study was final confirmation that the nuclear family had become “a museum piece”.
The wide-ranging report also showed that Britain had become a nation of people who travel longer distances to work, take more foreign holidays and fill their homes with electrical gadgets.
As a gay man living alone, I find my "traditional family" quite strong thank you. Me, my sister and my brother are all in contact, and seem to be getting closer as we grow older. My (step)-Dad remains central for all of us, and we have good relations with other relations.
What the Telegraph fails to notice is that it is pure unadulterated capitalism that has reduced people from "family units" to "units of consumption."