Marriage is the formal or legal union of two people. Usually when two people get married, they celebrate the occasion with a wedding ceremony. However to maintain a marriage over time, it takes work. Learn more about life post the wedding in this section.
We’ve all heard the phrase “Marriages are made in heaven” (sometimes followed up by the cheeky comment, “…to be busted on earth”). In a lot of cultures across the world, people see marriage as a spiritual union between two people.
There’s not one single formula for arranged marriages. It all depends on your family background. In some cultures, parents, relatives or a matchmaker find a match for the boy and girl once they reach a marriageable age.
In cultures where love marriages are a norm, one of the lovers usually proposes the marriage and the other accepts or rejects the proposal. Some people put in a lot of thought and effort into planning and scheduling their proposals, whereas others do it spontaneously.
Planning a wedding can be extremely exciting – it’s like living a dream. Nice clothes, shopping, family, friends all make for a heady mix. It can be easy to forget how serious weddings are. Are you in it for the right reason?
Just a mention of the ‘D’ word might send shivers down your spine. It’s a scary prospect. After all, you promised that you would stay with each other for better or worse. Many of us with dysfunctional marriages still shudder at the thought of divorce.