Working abroad negatively affects family relationships in Ukraine, - psychologist

Source : 112 Ukraine

Psychologist Natalya Kukhtyna commented on the topic
17:25, 26 October 2018

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Working abroad does damage to family relationships, the migrants’ children get loneliness complex, as the psychologist Natalya Kukhtyna said on air of 112 Ukraine.

'On one hand, of course, it is a logical process. Things were always this way. On the other hand, it is a very destructive process. If we consider this from the economic point of view, then, it might be this way. From the psychological, it’s a very serious problem. Primarily, it’s Ukraine’s program. As the people who move abroad for work, they leave their children, they leave their parents and families here. They leave to earn for their children, and then, it appears that nobody needs this money, as the relationships within the family are destroyed. It is a big deal. And it reaches a very large scale. Moreover, children who are left without their parents lose the right pattern of family relationships. Then, they grow up fast, and they are not able to create their own families,' she said.

Related: Ukraine's population decreases due to labour migration, - survey

According to the psychologist, Europe is solving its problems by migrants.

'Europe does not solve these (psychological, - ed.) problems, as it sees it economically only. There are people who solve certain economic tasks. Moreover, our people work diligently in Europe and they are fine with this. They pay them less than to their citizens. They are completely satisfied. But we, the experts are concerned about something else: what is happening to children and families, and with this people from a psychological point of view? As there, they are foreigners, temporary. And when they come back to Ukraine, they cannot adapt to Ukraine again,' she concluded.

Reportedly, an online-platform appeared in Ukraine which clearly shows the scale of the labor migration. Since March, more than 500,000 people left the country.

Related: EU congratulated adoption of non-discrimination amendment to Ukraine's Labour Code

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