Reasons for marriage other than love

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reasons for marriage other than love

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman

A vivid and detailed look into a lost world. The major players are The Black Death, The Hundred Years War, the sick, uproarious joke of chivalric valor, The Papal Schism, ruinous taxation, serfdom, petty feudal institutions, the utter absence of reason, murderous vengeance, horrendous peculation, brigandry, subjection of women, endless cruelty of mankind, crusade against the infidel, and so on. A GR friend said that he was disappointed in this book because it did not offer the narrow focus and sleek thematic underpinnings of Tuchmans The March of Folly. I see his point. It should be noted, however, that Folly is a very different kind of book. Folly is a deft study of the almost systematic loss of rational method leaders experience once they are dazzled by the trappings of ultimate power. A Distant Mirror brings before the reader an almost encyclopedic survey of the late Middle Ages. Reading it is like being in thrall to an endless film loop of natural disasters, pitiless murders, and roadside accidents. Tuchman brings order to this concatenation of relentless self-woundings so that try as we might we cannot look away. If there is only one book you read on the Middle Ages it might be this one. It is not for the squeamish or those afraid of the dark. It is not a light beach- or inflight-read. Highly recommended.
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5 Reasons to Get Married (That Aren't Love)

People are more realistic than romantic by the time they wed, Abby Rodman, a psychotherapist in Boston, told MarketWatch. Research supports her theory. The reason for choosing money over love?
Barbara W. Tuchman

18 Reasons People Get Married That Have Nothing To Do With Love

The landscape of relationships in America has shifted dramatically in recent decades. From cohabitation to same-sex marriage to interracial and interethnic marriage, here are eight facts about love and marriage in the United States. One factor driving this change is that Americans are staying single longer. The median age at first marriage had reached its highest point on record: 30 years for men and 28 years for women in , according to the U. Census Bureau. As the U.

For many young girls, being a bride is the closest thing possible to living out childhood fantasies of being a princess. The wedding industry and bridal magazines collaborate in spinning the myth. Find the perfect prince, put on the perfect wedding pageant and live happily ever after. How could it not be? For the unhappy, the alone, and the lonely it can be an intoxicating idea. Getting married can seem like a way to get a new start.

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When you consider the reasons that people get married there is one big reason that stands out. And when we think of love and marriage we automatically think of romantic love. We are likely to picture two people full of passion and desire for each other and the life they are about to begin. But the truth is that there are many reasons why people marry and one of the biggest reasons outside of romantic love is companionship. Companionship marriages are far more common that many people realize and appealing for a number of reasons. In fact, the incidences of marrying for companionship rather than love have been on the rise over the recent years. Two people with that kind of relationship may not feel the traditional, romantic, love for each other.

Six months before I got engaged my friend asked me if I wanted to marry my boyfriend now husband. I said yeah and she asked why. So if not love then what? The first time I fell in love I was It would be another 14 years before I got married.

With the divorce rate as high as it is, you want to give your union the best chance of surviving for the long haul. Therefore, if you are considering marriage, make sure you are getting married for the "right" reasons and not for " wrong " ones. It seems many have doubts right up to their planned wedding day yet go through with it anyway. In her article for HuffingtonPost. Hearing statistics like that sound shocking in this day and age. We choose whom to marry, yet many people in retrospect knew they should not get married before their wedding day.


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