Social Exchange Theory: Post-Modern Family

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Marriage is an important mechanism to maintain the family and marriage also is a cultural prevalent in society. It is the affection of communicate by men and women. There is a mutual commitment and intimacy combination with the relationship. They feel the love is sweet; even it also has the responsibility. They will take care their children after the marriage. This is the family. Marriage and family system has functional changed after the impact of the post-modern sociality. Many family problems also occur. For example, the responsibility of elderly care or child care are gradually become an impossible task in a modern family. People accelerate of the pace in the modern society. The functions or problems of marriage and family become more diverse. The value of families’ relationship (marriage and marital relations) is also different from the traditional society. Thus, everything is holding the “fast food doctrine”; even it is the value of marriage. They are eagerly to enjoy the intimacy with marriage, but they are not willing to respond the relative commitment in the marriage. The value of…show more content…
In the social exchange theory, the development of marriage is like a marriage market. All of the marriage is based on the mutual exchange with satisfactory of compensation. It includes two different modes of exchange. They are fair model and investment model. This theory is described that the development in a relationship is even how to intimacy. The main point still is the balance of the pay of self and return by other. If the compensation from the other party enough to stimulate the involvement of self, it will be strongly to continue the relationship. It can expect that the rewards will increase steadily in the future with the

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