Sociology Of Marriage Sociology Essay

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Sociology is the study of human behavior, why do we act the way we do, and what micro and macro factors affect our actions. Marriage is a common phenomenon experienced in society, as couples confess their love and vow to be interconnected until death do them part. However, as society continues to change and develop new norms and ideals, divorce is on a rise which changes the traditional outlook on marriage. Growing up, I was an only child until my mother married my step-father, unfortunately she experienced the pain of divorce. This has caused me to view marriage as an important part of my life, because the experience and torment of divorce isn’t something I’d personally like to experience. This essay will explore different micro and macro …show more content…
As society changes and transforms cohabitation is becoming more common and marriage less common. Personally, cohabitation is an important aspect before I could even consider marriage, since I’d have to know if I was compatible with another person. While there’s evidence that cohabiting before marriage has higher divorce rates, I question the statistics. Marriage is important in the catholic religion and it’s frowned upon for couples in the Catholic Church to even consider divorce. This outlook was pushed on me growing up, and I hope to have a successful marriage and family in the future because of its importance not just to me but also to the Catholic Church. Individual interactions is an example of microsociology, and can have a slight effect on my perception of marriage. Going back to the idea of cohabiting before marriage, that individual interaction I’d have with that significant other is important in determining whether or not we are compatible. Other examples would include interactions with families and also friends to help establish strong connections that could lead into a stronger marriage in the future. Individual interactions I believe are important in successful marriages even more so than

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