This is when the parents choose what is considered to be the right partner for their children. They decide whom their children will marry. Usually there is a matter of a dowry involved.
in some cultures when a spouse dies the partner who remains weds the next most suitable relative of the deceased.
This is when a couple runs away to get married despite the disapproval of their parents.
“Shot gun” marriage
This is two people are forced to get married because of a pregnancy. This is often done to prevent a scandal or to avoid giving birth to an illegitimate child.
Marriage of convenience
This is a situation where a person marries someone because of their wealth and status. People often get married to a foreigner in order to get citizenship in a country.
Marriages often undergo stress. Sometimes the marriage union does not survive the stresses placed upon it. This can lead to:
the legal discontinuation of the marriage
Separation: this is when a couple decide to live apart. This is usually by mutual consent.
There are some common reason why marriages fail. Theses include:
This is when one spouse is unfaithful to the other. This kind of problem when discovered often deals a terrible blow to a marriage.
This is when a spouse uses violence or hurtful words to their partner. This builds strong feelings of resentment.
This is when one partner spends very little time with their spouse. The neglected spouse ends up feeling very lonely and dissatisfied with the relationship.
Ooften young people lack the patience, wisdom and commitment to weather the stress of a marriage.
Outside influence: this is when a couple is influenced negatively by their friends or in-law. Their interference causes conflicts to arise that otherwise would not have occurred.