Social Problems In Marriage

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Marriage is a union that best exemplifies the different rituals, traditions, structures of the many cultures around the world and continues to be a desirable way of life for most people. Despite strong desire, studies related to marital life and marital satisfaction indicate that problems occurring in the marital union decrease life satisfaction in women and cause social problems (Bharambe & Baviskar, 2013; Boran, Gökçay, Devecioğlu, & Eren, 2013; Be, Whisman & Uebelacker., 2013). The most common social problem caused by marital discord is divorce (Lampard, 2013). Unresolved issues between spouses in marriage lead to divorce. In the United States, it is estimated that 40 percent to 50 percent of all first marriages and 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. In the same report, the divorce rate in the United States, Denmark, Germany, is reported to be 5.2, 4.1, 3.5 per 1000 people respectively (USCB, 2012). The divorce rates in various countries are also increasing. In Poland, the divorce rate rose to 1.5 per 1000 people in 2004 (Baranski & Kczmarek, 2007).The number of couples who divorced in Turkey increased to 1.6 percent in 2012 (TSI, 2013). Thus, factors affecting the marriage adaptation of couples is an increasingly important area of study. Marital quality, which is an overall definition of marital satisfaction, marital adjustment and marital happiness, is an important aspect of family life, which shapes people’s health and wellbeing (Allendorf & Ghimire,

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