Changing Gender Roles In Marriage

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Every individual marriage in itself is different from all of the other marriages in the world; they’re each a bond between two individuals who either love one another or benefit from/ support each other. Based on that fact, it is probable to say that the roles between the males and females are vastly different in individual partnerships; however, at a general stance, there seems to be commonalities either between the roles the man and woman actually play or the ones they’re assumed to take over. A lot of these roles arise from societal views about how men and women are ‘supposed’ to act and or contribute to society and the world. Though certain roles have been maintained throughout time, because the world is evolving, so are the dynamics of…show more content…
That is now an obsolete way of thinking, and in no way at all applies to how all marriages are run nowadays. In his article, Changing Gender Roles in Marriage, Fredric Neuman says, “Although there is a division of labor in human affairs between the sexes, there are changing social expectations, which are reflected in somewhat different gender roles at different times” (Neuman, 2). Today, women are holding jobs, women are capable of doing more than just daily household chores, men are becoming more involved in kids’ lives and are sharing the roles equally with their female counterpart. There is no more “men are to fix the cars and appliances while the wives…show more content…
It is more beneficial to relationships currently to challenge the roles created in the past in order for their ability to succeed to increase. Things are very different than they were 50 years ago, and even more different than they were 100 years ago; the world is evolving, as are the people in it and the things they need and want, specifically, from relationships. The fact that these gender roles are changing this drastically in relationships is showing our need as people to explore much greater aspects of life; our feelings and behaviors, and our emotional thoughts and connections. This is a new level of trust for the relationship, it allows for a mutual

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