Marriage

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Marriage

In todays society, there are many different types of families that go beyond the traditional nuclear family. With a divorce rate over fifty percent, Americas citizens have formed part time marriages, remarried, and formed stepfamilies. Two essays, (“)A part-time marriage, (“) and (“)Remarriage and Stepfamilies(“) examine different kinds of families. Through these essays, one will realize that although these two forms of relationships are different, they are both based on love. (Good intro.)
In a Part-time marriage (cap and quotation marks), by Noel Perrin, two people become involved in a part-time marriage(,) realizing that they are easy to maintain, and hold less emotional attachment than a traditional marriage. When a couple decide to separate, the wife and children usually get to live in the house that they resided in as a family. This is done so that the children can adjust to having only one role model in the house. The father may stop by the childrens house to do chores, and stay for dinner. Eventually, the father and mother may rekindle their sexual relationship, but he will not stay the whole night, as he does not want his children to think that the parents are getting back together.

 

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