Love and intimacy were now believed to be the proper foundation of a marriage and forming family. The literature of the nineteenth century repeatedly insisted that marriage and family without such love is a travesty. Courting couples should aspire to a partnership of the soul, not just a partnership of bed and board. In this essay I will try to define love, marriage, and family within modern society.
To the extent that marriage is redefined as a matter of love, and its satisfactions as primarily emotional, men and women can approach marriage with a seeming symmetry rather than with the stark power imbalances of economic dependence. As intimate partners, expected to give each other love and understanding. But what is love?
Love has been expressed since the beginning of time; since Adam and eve. Each culture expresses its love in its own special way. Though out history, though, its aspect has always been the same. Love has been a major characteristic of literature also. It is said that when two people fall in love with each other they are to take it to a higher level, a more intimate level, which is called a relationship. A relationship is basically a compatibility test to see if the two who are in the relationship are truly in love and can handle the duress in which they bring upon each other. This is where the turning point of the relationship begins. Should they decide to spend the rest of their lives with each other, they will get married. Marriage is basically a contract between two people creating a mutual dependence of one another in a lifetime of commitment. This lifetime contract is a way of justifying the true love between couples, a love that should last a lifetime. Marriage is basically a custom throughout different cultures. Most marriages are based on the sole purpose of creating a family; a whole family’s basis is on love. You can’t have a family if you don’t have the love that supports the family. It starts as the love of two individuals, and then progresses to the love of a family. The love between parent and child is far more different than the love between husband and wife. That is where the difference in the meaning of love comes in.
Romantic love is the love between husband and wife and fraternal love is the love between parent and child. And if you’re a religious family you have the love of your God. All in which are very different; and yet pretty much the same! Some marriages don’t last, unfortunately and the end result is a divorce. A divorce is basically the termination of a marriage. Most divorces occur due to corrupted love. If it is true love it’ll last a lifetime. Nothing can break the love between two people if it’s true love. If it were possible to break this eternal bond it would have to have been a relationship based on corrupted love. True love is very rare in my opinion and if it exists it will last a lifetime, regardless. If not, that relationship is corrupt. Corrupted relationships are relationships that are falsified by ones wrong intentions in a relationship. These intentions tend to throw the other companion into a belief that their partner loves them when in fact they don’t thus causing heartbreak. …