Do you think marriage is an exchange of commodities a test of honor or a lasting emotional bond?
- Exchange of commodities0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
- Convention50% (1)33% (1)40% (2)Vote
- Lasting Emotional Bond50% (1)67% (2)60% (3)Vote
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As in, "yes, yes, yes." There are so many different ways to look at a marriage! In some areas (middle east, caucasuses), it's a joining of families. In the US, we fawn on the idea of "true love." There are still plenty of people going on about marriage-first-love-later (may have been more prevalent with arranged marriages, yes?). There are certainly marriages out there where they've got some agreement ("I run the house and raise the kids. I expect sex 2x/week. You'll get cooked meals and won't have to do housework...") Etc etc etc.
I suppose the important thing is to make sure the people involved are on the same page.
Personally, I'm not such a big fan of the "exchange of commodities" idea, but it exists...1