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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Marriage over career for women?
My sister is an MBA and has qualified for a job in an MNC. My parents have fixed her marriage in a very rich family but her 'so-called would be in-laws' are against a working daughter-in-law. They want her to forget about her career and be a more »
Is it okay to marry a distant cousin?
My parents are talking about getting me married to a distant cousin in the family. I don’t know whether this is right or not but I find this idea of marrying my own cousin very creepy. Though I haven’t met him much in all these years, it’s only more »
My husband still loves his ex wife
I have been married for the last 2 years and though ours was an arranged marriage i had hope that we would make our marriage work. Just when i thought our frequent fighting had finally ended, i got a shock of my life. While cleaning my husband's more »
Marriage is a business transaction in India
It's really strange but marriage should be the meeting of two people who promise to love each other no matter what. Instead in India, that's the last thing on anyone's minds when a marriage proposal comes for a girl or a boy. Marriage in India more »