Essay about Marriage as an Outdated Institution

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Marriage as an Outdated Institution Marriage is a bond between two people. Whether the two people enter into this institution because they are in love or because of other reasons, it has always been and still is a challenge. Both individuals carry an enormous amount of responsibility in a marriage. However, for all the bad times such as money and family troubles or even more serious incidents of infidelity, there are good times that can also be recalled. These joyous times are what successful relationships thrive on. Traditionally, marriage depends on committing to the one that you love to stay with them 'in sickness and in health and till death …show more content…
The right time to marry in previous eras was clear in society. A man would have certain duties and in the 16th Century for example, a slight interest in a woman would quite possibly result in an obligation to be bound to her for life.

The number of unmarried couples may be a direct result of greater rights for women. The achieved equality, achieved primarily in 1928 when the vote was awarded, has meant that women have wanted to be more independent and feel that they do not want or need a piece of paper to say that they loved, were loved by and belonged to a certain man. There also seems to be no shame now in living alone and never marrying is no longer considered as spinster-esque. A woman is also perfectly able to go through life not needing a man, as she is able to have children through artificial insemination and career-wise can be just as, if not more successful and wealthy than men. Life is also easier for single mothers so the need to have to be married to have someone to support you and your child is eliminated. Marriage is also not necessary when an unmarried woman and her boyfriend become pregnant. In the past, a small ceremony would be carried out quickly but now it is considered acceptable for the child to be raised with unmarried parents and bastard children are common. Nowadays, to be called a 'bastard' due to your
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