What do you think of the saying, “A son is a son ’til he takes a wife; a daughter is a daughter all her life.”?
I have only my own family (extended) to go on, but in my experience, this saying has not proved true. In my mother’s family, there were eight surviving girls and two boys and all of them were very devoted to their parents. The entire family was very close. Granted, most of the siblings lived nearby, particularly the boys, but all the children had a very close relationship with their parents and did errands for them and helped to take care of them as they aged.
The same was true in my father’s family. There were three surviving sons; two were married and both their wives’ families lived a long distance away so the focus was always on my father’s and uncle’s family. My unmarried uncle lived with my grandparents and took care of them as they aged, but my family and my uncle’s family were very close to my paternal grandparents. Both families saw them every week and spent most holidays with them since our mothers’ families lived such a long distance away.
I think it depends on the individuals and their circumstances and the relationships within the families as to whether the statement is true or not.