Marriage

Marriage (also called matrimony or wedlock) is a social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but is usually an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged. Such a union is often formalized via a wedding ceremony. In terms of legal recognition, most sovereign states and other jurisdictions limit marriage to two persons of opposite sex or gender in the gender binary, and some of these allow polygynous marriage. In the 21st century, several countries and some other jurisdictions have legalized same-sex marriage. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. People marry for many reasons, including: legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious. These might include arranged marriages, family obligations, the legal establishment of a nuclear family unit, the...
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Pushpendra Singh and 4 more commented on the discussion by Kanika Yadav
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Kanika Yadav - Why should girl’s family bear all the burden of wedding expenses?
I have never been able to come to terms with Indian weddings where only the girl's family is expected to bear the entire financial burden. Right from arranging lavish weddings, giving expensive wedding gifts to relatives and doing other rituals, why more »
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Megha C - I slept with husband's best friend
My husband is in a job that demands lot of travelling, few days back my husband's friend came over to hand over some papers, my husband had asked for. We had few drinks & suddenly i could feel something craving inside me, we both lost control and more »
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Satyesh Singh - THE GREAT FUNCTION OF WOMENS
With less than a week left for the festival of Karva Chauth coming on next Tuesday October 22, 2013- I find it prudent to share the legends related to  Karva Chauth with the readers of Itimes. There are four legends related to  Karva Chauth. 1.     The legend of Karwa 2.     The  legend of Veeravati 3.     The legend of Savitri & Satyavan 4.     The legend of Draupadi more »
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Varun Choudhary
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on Nov 26, 2014 , 11:38 pm
Kanika Yadav - Why should girl’s family bear all the burden of wedding expenses?
I have never been able to come to terms with Indian weddings where only the girl's family is expected to bear the entire financial burden. Right from arranging lavish weddings, giving expensive wedding gifts to relatives and doing other rituals, why more »
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