Families and Stratification

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FAMILIES (continued)
Spouse Abuse
Women are more likely to experience severe forms of violence
Divorce
๎€1968 โ€“ divorce started
๎€Granted divorce for adultery, mental cruelty, psychological/physical abuse, living
apart for 3 years, and distortion
๎€1985 โ€“ divorce act (separation for 1 year)
๎€No fault โ€“ nobody is to be blamed for divorce
๎€Tough to get out of marriage
๎€We are living in an individualistic society
๎€We spend less time living together nowadays then before
๎€The โ€œmeโ€ generation โ€“ you get married, wife stays at work and the husband makes
income to share it with his family.
๎€Individualism on the rise
oPeople now want to use their purchasing power for themselves
oLess commitment to duty and obligations nowadays
Romantic Love
๎€Romantic passion of love lasts from 6 months to 1 year
๎€Love sick โ€“ physical changes in the body, when you are smitten by love, the other
person is wonderful and you donโ€™t see their faults (euphoric)
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๎€Romantic love is short-lived; takes power on you after a while
๎€Independent women โ€“ reason of divorce rates
๎€Women control fertility now โ€“ men can do nothing about it
๎€The rise of women movement โ€“ feminism
๎€When women work in labour force, it is easier to walk away from marriage
๎€Easier to walk away from marriage for independent women then dependent women
๎€Marriage โ€“ a modern stress
oHousework for two career couples (second shift for women: caretaking of
children)
oCan be demanding
๎€Men usually have the primary career while womenโ€™s secondary
๎€Sometimes dual career couples are more likely to have 50-50 share in taking care of
the house and are likely to get a divorce
๎€Less time for two people to connect โ€“ commuting, working
๎€People tend to be irrational and make unwise decisions in this โ€œGagaโ€ period
๎€Social acceptability (negative stigma) โ€“ another reason of divorce
๎€People see divorce as normal and socially acceptable if itโ€™s popular
๎€Legal reform (divorce is easier legally; particularly when thereโ€™s no children
involved) โ€“ reason of divorce too
๎€Young people get divorce mostly โ€“ โ€œwhere did my world go?โ€
๎€Lack of financial resources (financial disagreements) โ€“ husbands and wives mostly
argue about money
๎€Young people are most likely to be without money than old people
๎€SES โ€“ Socio Economic Status (social class): people from lower SES are likely to get
divorce
๎€Shotgun (compulsion) marriages โ€“ daughter is pregnant and the father forces the
guy to marry his daughter
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Women are more likely to experience severe forms of violence. granted divorce for adultery, mental cruelty, psychological/physical abuse, living apart for 3 years, and distortion. 1985 divorce act (separation for 1 year) no fault nobody is to be blamed for divorce. we are living in an individualistic society. we spend less time living together nowadays then before. The me generation you get married, wife stays at work and the husband makes income to share it with his family. Individualism on the rise: people now want to use their purchasing power for themselves, less commitment to duty and obligations nowadays. romantic passion of love lasts from 6 months to 1 year. Love sick physical changes in the body, when you are smitten by love, the other person is wonderful and you don"t see their faults (euphoric) www. notesolution. com. romantic love is short-lived; takes power on you after a while.

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