Problems Of Arranged Marriages

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Arranged marriages are a type of marital union in which the bride and groom are selected by a third party rather than by each other. Arranged marriages are the norm in many parts of the world. In more recent times, arranged marriages are common in south Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, and even in Royal families. In most arranged marriages the families or close relatives are the ones to set the meet between the two families. Sometimes, matchmakers or matrimonial agencies are used, and newspaper advertisements are often published in the search for a spouse. Research on arranged marriages reveal several cultural componets such as, the procedures that take place, the problems that occur, and the success rate arranged marriages have.
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A divorce is more impacted on the woman than the man in India. Sometimes the man or the woman will develop addictions such as drinking, gambling, and even infidelity can happen. Even with all of the addictions and cheating happening, they will usually not get a divorce. A divorce can bring high shame to the family and also create other problems between the families. The reputation of one’s family is so highly regarded that most couples will either try to resolve the problems quietly or live seperatley but present a united front. The added problems of children and what can happen with them is a delicate issue. After a while, the problems may solve themselves or just be …show more content…
One can never tell really tell if the marriages work. One, because people, understandably so, will find it hard to admit that outsourcing what was most likely the biggest decision in their lives turned into a divorce. An arranged marriage will alleviate a lot of pressure on people. When the bride and or groom, have been chosen for them, questions start coming up, do they love me? Am I really the right choice for them? And do they really love me? Lastly, arranged marriages have a lot of procedures and steps that must be met before the marriage, as well as all the problems that arise from one, from which the success rate of arranged marriages is not a definite figure but most can say they do work for the most

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