One can write books and books on marriage… One can simply live a happy married life and do not write anything… And one can have both! So I go for both and want to share with you two more interesting points on marriage.
Marriage: preserver AND motor of social evolution
If we analyze the way people used to get married across cultures we can see that in fact women tend to “marry up” and men – to marry equal or down. What does it mean? Looking for more security women of lower classes dreamed of marrying better off men with the better social position. As it has been a collective tendency, more men tried to reach the higher social position.
Thus marital insittution is not only a preserver of society but also the driving force of social development!
Another important but less optimistic fact about marriage is the divorce rates across cultures.
Nita has posted some statistics and analysesof this phenomenon. India has the lowest divorce rate with 1,1 %, USA – the highest with 54,9%. I am not even sure about the correctness of this statistics, as I was informed about higher percentage for most of the countries. The divorce line increases to the West – nothing specifically new, we all know that the situation is upsetting around here.
In her post Nita gives a wise and reasonable explanation on the weak marital institution in the West compared to India.
And I am curious about YOUR explanation. Any ideas?