The common word for your parents and brothers and sisters is nuclear
sibling( nuclear, extended, sibling ) family.
When we speak about all the members of our family, we can say 'My extended
sibling( extended, nuclear, sibling ) family'.
Your husband or wife's parents are your parents-in-law
political parents( parents-in-law, fathers-in-law, political parents ).
When a couple are going to have a baby, we can also say 'they are expecting
wanting( expecting, waiting for, wanting ) a baby.
A woman whose husband has died is called a widow
separated( widow, divorced, separated ).
When people plan to get married, they are engaged
promised( engaged, compromised, promised ).
A child that doesn't have brothers or sisters is called an only
one( only, spoilt, one ) child.
Your brothers and sisters are also known as your siblings
brothers( siblings, problems, brothers ).
When a couple breaks up, they refer to the other part by using the prefix ex
pre( ex, anti, pre ) in front of the word.
If a couple is formed by people of the same sex, we define them as a same-sex
engaged( same-sex, nuclear, engaged ) couple.
This couple is celebrating their wedding anniversary
divorce( anniversary, aniversary, divorce ).
They are getting married. Today is their wedding
marriage( wedding, party, marriage ).
After getting married, people usually go on a honeymoon
tour( honeymoon, vacation, tour ) to somewhere special.
The marriage ended in
ended up( ended in, finished in, ended up ) divorce in 1999. (collocation= verb + preposition)
The man that a woman is getting married to is also called fiancé
fiancée( fiancé, lover, fiancée ).
The woman that a man is going to marry is called fiancée
lover( fiancée, fiancé, lover ).
A child who has lost his or her parents is called a/an orphan
only child( orphan, stepchild, only child ).
cousin( stepbrother, nephew, cousin ) is the son from another relationship of one of your parents.
If you are a man and your brother or your sister is going to have a baby, you are going to become a/an uncle
stepfather( uncle, aunt, stepfather )
If you are a woman and your brother or your sister is going to have a baby, you are going to become a/an aunt
stepmother( aunt, uncle, stepmother )
If you are filling in a form and it asks you to write the name of your spouse, they are asking you to write down the name of your husband or wife
surname( husband or wife, full name, surname )
The plural form of the word child is children
boys( children, childs, boys )
If you are no longer married because your marriage has been legally ended, you are divorced
single( divorced, separated, single )
A person who you know , but not a close friend is a/an acquaintance
soulmate( acquaintance, friendship, soulmate )
A very young child who is learning how to walk is a toddler
adolescent( toddler, newborn baby, adolescent )
If you warm to somebody, it means that you like
love( like, dislike, love ) this person