Marriage Vs Traditional Marriage

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In the Western earth, many couples meet, find themselves attracted to each other, choose to date each other exclusively, engage in sexual activity, decide to form a permanent relationship, and move in together, and perhaps marry (not necessarily in that order). It has often been stated that the basic construction block of society is the family. Families are being formed continually. In the vast majority of cases, the couples are of opposite genders. However, a small but growing percentage of couples who desire to wed are of the same gender.

In many countries in Europe and elsewhere, a couple goes to their city hall to have their relationship recognized as a marriage by the state. They may then elect to follow this up with a religious marriage
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Therefore, one can witness changes where members of both coitus indifferently share family responsibilities and even parenting duties, as far as possible.

Finally, a very recent trend has been that of singlehood. Conventionally, it has been argued that one must get married come what may. And if someone does not get married, folks doubt that s/he ‘couldn’t’ get married as something went faulty. They refuse to recognize the agency of choice wherein someone has chosen not to get married for reasons they best know and wouldn’t like to share with the rest of the world. Bachelorhood or spinsterhood as a way of life doesn’t go down too well with the traditionalists.

Marriage is an institution that has existed in most societies around the world for an incredibly long time. It is, traditionally, the union between a man and woman in both a devotional and a legal sense. Marriage offers a firm relationship that is recognised by the state and by whatever religion the coupler wish to follow, as well as furnish a pious environment in which to raise children. However, with ever rise amounts of premarital cohabitation, single father families and offspring born outside of matrimony, as well as the decline in fidelity to religion, it seems that the institution is losing much of its appeal. In this debate, the thesis must
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However in 2010 in the UK there were 119589 divorces; 11.1 per 1000 married population. Furthermore in the same year, the median duration of a marriage remained at a fire even of 11.4 years.(Rogers, 2011) This clearly does not fulfill the initial basic endeavor of marriage as so many marriages consequence In partition with the resulting splits affecting the people. In fact, a much more durable environment can be on condition that by a better relationship, even without matrimonial vows (Cherlin 2009). This relationship should not have to be through marriage; rather it would simply be a partnership in the road that many pair already dwell
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