Marriage and Divorce

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Marriage vs living together Family is the basic block of all human cultures, and marriage is the base of the family. The establishment of marriage is good for individuals and society. Families are created and held together by the lifelong commitment of a man and a woman who live cooperatively and raise and nurture their children. Not only is marriage vital to society, the benefits of marriage for both adults and children are well recognized. Married people live longer, spend less time in hospital, have great incomes and enjoy greater emotional support. Children raised by their father and mother are less likely to live in poverty, drop out of school and are more likely to finish college. They are also at a lower risk for becoming sexually active in their teen years. However, families now face some extraordinary challenges today, including divorce, extra marital affairs, birth of child before marriage etc. which contribute to lessened family, individual and community welfare.
Americans living in the twenty-first century, face the problem of ever increasing marriage and divorce rates. Relationships like life are now something to be managed rather than lived. Living successfully is now about keeping up, staying ahead or staying on top of things. It is hard to believe that staying together in a fast paced life takes work and commitment. But it is not impossible. It is a matter of taking control of your lives together and being a little creative about how you live. Even though we are so busy, we need to learn to live and love together in the 21st century. Despite the fact that many couples today live in the fast lane, they can still have fulfilling relationships with their partners. It takes effort and creativity to encourage a relationship. "Marriage and Family in America" by Stephanie Coontaz is a poem not only about the typical phases and events that relationships…...

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