Reasons for Incompatibility in Marriages

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Men and women have often played different roles in different times. For example, in the nineteenth century, marriage was rarely the product of a couple's love. In fact, marrying was something a woman was expected to do and it was often pre-arranged by family members, the father most of the times. Women learned to develop a sort of affection for their husbands, at times falling in love with them, other times, being compelled to bear their children. Satisfaction thus can only be understood in terms of how a woman was able to nurture feelings for her husband in the nineteenth century. However, with marriages happening today at a couple's own will and desire, marital satisfaction in the twenty first century is now dependent of other factors.
Satisfaction and stability are often what determine a couple to have a long lasting relationship, but these two can be jeopardized by an incompatibility between the two partners that may eventually lead to dissolution. Viceversa then, when two partners are able to complete each other, satisfaction increases as they find more reasons to build their relationship. This (in)compatibility can be measured in terms of age, education, economic status, upbringing, nationality, religion, hobbies, values and overall beliefs and conceptions of life. This is what reflects back on a couple's life, influencing what husbands/partners agree or disagree on. Based on each of their demeanor, conflicts may occur once two partners are not able to reach a mutual
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