To Marry or Not to Marry.docx

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Crane 1 Celina Crane In a society that allows us not to get married, why do we choose to marry? Marriage can mean a world of endless possibilities with a partner to one person and mean the end of their independence to another. In America, roughly 28% of the population from the ages 18 and older have never married and about 53% are married (Strong & Cohen, 2017, p. 6). The reason for one marrying and what they believe marriage is varies across cultural, geographical, social, environmental aspects. For a normative perspective in our society, I’ve interviewed several people in my life and asked them why they think people get married in a society that allows us to remain unmarried. First of all, while marriage means different things for different cultures, the overall aspect of marriage has been around for as long as all of us can remember. In The marriage and family experience: Intimate relationships in a changing society (2017) , Bryan Strong and Theodore F. Cohen define marriage as “a socially and legally recognized union between two
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  • Summer '16
  • alyson tregaskis
  • Celina Crane

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