What distinguishes marriage from any other kinds of relationships?

Just doing a research paper for a sociology class and would like to get some opinions on this questions.


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Most Helpful Guy

  • In a marriage Your F**ked!

    I'm just kidding, a relationship is were your attached to a person who is someone who makes you feel great when your around with them and the both of you share a bond.

    Marriage is the final form of a relationship, the person your with completes you emotionally/ spiritually (if you believe in that). Means you both are the ultimate team, you work together, look out for each other, care for each other, love each other, understand each other, can't imagine life without each other.

    You vow to stand by their side till well death do you two apart, You both come together to make a family as the mother and father. Its really the ultimate and noble form of love being manifest in a physical form with the ring which also symbols eternity.

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What Girls Said 6

  • Yes as mentioned below marriage is a legal contract, that is defined in most states as a man and a woman. Your assets are combined and you both have equal rights in the eyes of the law. Generally, people enter into this contract when they want to build their lives together as a team and create a family unit. Love may or not be there, but obviously is longer lasting and happy when it is.

    Marriage is a sacrament and in some religions binds you in this life and the afterlife. It is socially acceptable, though the norms are changing in our society. For instance, some states are now allowing same sex marriages that are recognized by the state. The benefit to this is for financial reasons, medical and other benefits that are only allowed by law through marriage.

    A relationship is not legally binding. It is between just the two people involved. They are still each considered separate entities but can still live on the same concept as a marriage if they decide, but they only need to answer to each other for their decisions. In some states there is such thing as a common law marriage. I think this considers some legal rights of the partner when they live together for 10 years or more (not too sure on the exact time frame) and again this can differ according to state.

    I hope this helps a little.

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  • 1. You vow to stay with that person until one of you dies

    2. You sign a legal document

    3. You can change your last name

    4. You buy a dress and invite hundreds of guests to your wedding

    :) good luck with your paper

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  • Putting a ring on it. Making it legal and official

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  • It's legally binding and when its done in religious rituals, it's a sacament or spirital covenant.

    Committment in a regular relationship is more of a verbal vow, like handshake. Marriage is a contract, and, when peroformed with religious rituals, God (or whoever your spiritual entity is) has agreed to co-sign -- making it a biggie to break!

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  • legally binding commitment

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  • Legal security.

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What Guys Said 1

  • Assuming you married the right woman, it can be a blissful experience and unquestionably the best way to raise children. On average, kids from stable marriages go much further in school, are much less likely to end up in prison, etc. than those who are born outside of marriage. Last but not least, for a man, marriage is a very risky move if you aren't 100% married to a really stable and caring woman.

    Most men don't know that between 60-70% of divorces are initiated by women, often catching men off guard. I don't believe that's because women are more inclined to giving up by nature, but rather because divorce laws in the United States are extremely anti-male. With more balanced laws, divorce would go down and force people (men and women alike) to work through the marriage issues instead of running for the lifeboats at the first sign of trouble.

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