What Makes a Great Marriage?

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Kingsley, George (2004). Length of time required to achieve adjustment in marriage. [electronic]. (American Sociological Review). 666 – 667. In this article, George Kingsley describes various adjustment period for different aspects in a marriage. The paper examines areas such as financial, relationships with in-laws, religion, mutual friends and social activities. The study that was done gives information in a statistical manner. The results give substantial information regarding details about marital intimacy and break them down into useful tables. This study gives the viewpoints of both men and women, and they all stipulate that marriage takes a lot of work and nothing great comes easy. A lot of the findings in this study will be used in my research paper to, reinforce what makes a great marriage. In this study, one factor is evident; when we get married we believe its forever. The question to pose is if we thought divorce would be the outcome, why go through with this process in the first place. In this study we find that everyone has to adjust and that means compromise to ensure success. The statistics and results from the study will be used in this research paper to illustrated elements that ensure a successful marriage. (Kingsley 2004). Bernard, J. (2008). The Future of marriage. New Haven: Yale University Press. J. Bernard discusses in this book marriage twenty years from now and compares it to the present day. It gives factual information on the increasing divorce rate and the events that lead up to these results. Then looking at the right information, guidance and techniques the future could ultimately be a lot better. Giving techniques to ensure the correct way to effectively communicate and how tho... ... middle of paper ... ...e to the courts for divorces. Sometimes having some help it what to watch out for, gives a some hope that marriage much can be so much fun and one of the greatest experiences in life. According to Triplett, people believe that one of the important things to worry about is that so called seven –year itch. The reality of the matter is that the first year is so important, because not being fulfilled happens so early on in a marriage. Especially when, we have high expectations for our partners. This source is a valuable asset to my research paper; it aids in outline what the paper will be about. So much information from this resource, gives me a moral aspect of what marriage is (Triplett). Topic of My Research Basically researching on why marriages fail or don’t and what makes a marriage great. What ingredients are vital to a marriages success?
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