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Title page                                                                i

Approval page                                                         ii

Certification                                                            iii

Dedication                                                               iv

Acknowledgement                                                  v

Table of contents                                                    vi





Background of the Study                                       1

Statement of the problem                                      6

Purpose of the study                                               7

Significance of Study                                              8

Scope of the Study                                                  10

Research Questions                                                11




The essence of marriage                                         12

Building a happy family                                         15

Issues of marriage                                                  18

Effects of running separate homes by married couples                                                                33



Area of the Study                                                   41

Population of Study                                                41

Sample and Sampling Technique                          42

Description of research Instrument used for the study                                                                        42

Validity of Instrument                                            43

Method of Data Collection                                      43

Method of Data Analysis                                        44







Summary of findings                                                       53

Conclusion                                                              54

Implications of the study                                         55

Recommendation                                                     56

Suggestion for further Research                               56

Reference                                                                 57

Appendix                                                         60

Questionnaire                                                  61



The main purpose of this study is to investigate the cause, problems and strategies for improvement of running separate homes by married couples in federal college of education Umunze. This study aims at finding out the causes of running the homes separately by married couples. The strategies for improvement of running homes separately by married couple. The sample for the study were randomly selected to cover 50 married couple running homes separate in federal college of Education Technical Umunze. The data collected was through questionnaire frequency and percentage were used to analyze the data. It is being found out that running separate home by married couples encourage extra- marital sex, that children produced by one couple lacks love and affection, that spending of much money is encouraged and that couple should be given free days on Thursday and Friday to be with their families.





       Family is a group of people related either by blood or by marriage. These relations often form very meaningful social groups in which we feel comfortable and safe. The close bounds which we make usually last until they are broken by death or sometimes geographical distances.

Anyakoha (1991) stated that family that family is important institution which passes on the culture to the children, channels sexual appetites and provides the means of satisfying human needs.

According to Odigbo (2002) family is a social institution established by God from the beginning, when he created man and woman and command them to lived together for the purpose of multiplying and filling the earth. By this proclamation, the family acquired an inherent and inahenable light to care for and educate the young members of the family.

Odigbo (2002) stated that marriage as an organized society consists of the rules which governs the relationship between husband and wife or husbands and wives. These rules defines how the relationship shall be established and how it may be ended the expectations and obligation it entails and the persons who may or may not enter into such relationship.

Chinoy (1961) states that marriage is a palrilocal residence if the husband and wife slays with the man’s family, malrical residence if the husband and wife slays with the woman’s family, neolocal residence. If the husband and wife established their own independent domical. In addition to ensuring a continuing sexual relationship because of its child bearing function, marriage is also the licensing of parenthood. In view of this it is a drama in which everyone becomes an actor or actress and not just a spectator.

These days, things are changing because of rising tide of the powerful few interest in human generated by liberation movement, the life of woman alone. Widow, divorce and separated and recognition today. Today there are a lot of books, articles, drama on the legal and emotional aspect of separation, on the changing status of the working couples, on the financial complexities of widowhood on the challenge of single parenthood and of course, on the joys and sorrows of the single woman’s love life. The basic challenge for the most separates homes is going shapes and direction to their lives, because the separation of home is like being faced with pieces of a complicated jigsaw puzzle and asked to fit them together in a meaningful and satisfying way.

Marriage in Africa region was being dominated by men folk. The woman’s duly was to cook, keep home and farm, movement for her was restricted when the man was away another elder in the family takes care and control of all the members of the family till the man returns from the journey. That is to say that woman live under the care, control and protection of man while their husband traveled.

The civilization education and modern life have lifted the status of woman in the society, some are stronger than men in the family and in all capacities except the naturally endowed powers.

Women today, can do any job, more freely to all parts of the world just as men do. They are neither controlled nor fear that anything will hinder them. Some women today like better life than men. To many of us the world outside marriage life looks bleak and bewildering. How does families who has been living together feel when they are separated? How does the woman cope with the fids. This research is not for the man who wonders how he will leave his family for sometimes to a distance place.

This research work will provide an encouragement and sound advice on attendant problems that may enumerate from living separately, such as emotional and practical issues that faces couples living apart love and friendship works and money, day care and decision making while a husband in away from homes.

Family may also be separated if one is doing a kind of job that requires long absence for example armed forces sewices



       Married couples are said to be people strongly united for the purpose of feeding, procreating, companionship and security. Naturally the couples are meant to live together.

Today, some married couples run separated homes and this run into problems, what necessitates married couples running separate homes? What are the problem associated with this? How can the situation be ameliorated? These are the problem of the study.



       The objective of the study is to examine the problems of running separate homes by married couples these problems alleviating in Federal College of Education Umunze in Anambra State.

Specifically, this study intend to study the following objectives.

  1. To find out the causes of running separate homes by married couples in Federal College of Education Umunze in Anambra State.
  2. To ascertain the problems that are involved in running separate homes by married couples.
  3. To determine the effects of running home separately by married couples.
  4. To find out the likely strategies for improvement.



       The findings of this study is expected to be of immense significance to the marred couples, children and the society at large.

The finding of this study will make married couples to start being closed to each other in order to know the problem of one another and to render help immediately. It will also make them understand that they are one complete body, that staying separately means being incomplete in doing things in every aspect of life.

The finding of the study will make the children of how parents to understand and enjoy the joy of staying together with their parents always, child together with their parents always, discuss their problems always and solve their problems together. It will also make them received balanced love, care and affection from both.

The finding of this study make the society to be good. That the society today is not good is from the home. The home is the centre of everything. It the parents untendly trained up a child, and the society will benefit because this indiscipline committed by untrained children in the society will decrease.



       This research is focused on the Federal College of Education Umunze in Anambra State.

It is delimited to find out the causes of running separate homes, the problems inherent in running separate homes and the necessary strategies for improvement.



       The following research question were to guide the researchers.

  1. What are the causes of running home separately by married couples in Federal College of Education Umunze.
  2. How does living separate homes affect married couples?
  • What are the problems facing couples running separate homes in Federal College of Education Umunze?
  1. What are the strategies for improvement of running homes separately by married couples?


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