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Sociology 2140
Cathy Thorpe

Family problems February 6thModern marriage what theories of the family might be related to the values expressed in the filmVideo Thoroughly modern marriageMarriage used to be the first step into adulthood married finish education get a job start a family now it is seen as a cap to ones social life finish education get a job then get marriedNow there is a new normal divorce open marriage same sex couple etcWe spend more time on that single relationship then anything else Now people wait longer to find themselves resulting in marriage at older agesToday marriage can be seen as 2 secure people joining forces not 2 people becoming unitedWeddings are a multibillion dollar industry its a market spray tans Botox cakes dresses catering 80 of Canadian women get married There is a 30 increase in mixed marriages in the last decadeTension between the commitment and extra marital relationships is contradictory which is why open marriages are hard to maneuver and were less common even 3 years agoCatholic marriage believes in part that there is something within us that longs for a deep relationshipSome feel they are not only married for each other but for their children community and even the economyParents pressure children to get marriedStudies show that married people have lower blood pressure suffer less stress and depression and live longerDecision to have a child is easier when marriedSome feel marriage is not necessary but something about marriage helps keep people together still which is good for kidsPeople still look for a mate like their parentsNo longer just about sharing the work load New phase in marriage that makes it easier to be equalMeaning of marriage is now more about couples working together as a way of fulfillment75 of marriages are able to work through extra marital affairs Same sex couplesThe woman in the film believed if she had stayed with men she wouldnt have gotten married but stayed with common law because parents her spilt up when she was young With Julie she felt that now that she could get married to her why not do it
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