Why do people still choose to marry in spite of the high rate of divorce?

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Why do people still choose to marry in spite of the high rate of divorce? by Mind Map: Why do people still choose to marry in spite of the high rate of divorce?

1. Sternberg's Love Triangle

1.1. Passion

1.1.1. When a strong feeling for sexual desires for someone else develop, this is one of the first that develops in romantic love

1.2. Intimacy

1.2.1. When an individual begins to share him or herself with another individual and they become willing to meet the other persons psychological needs, this is one of the stages that develops slower in romantic love but has a greater impact in the relationship.

1.3. Commitment

1.3.1. When the individuals commit to maintain the relationship, as this commitment grows the rewards of the relationship will become evident and individuals will begin to accept reciprocal roles.

2. Martin Whyte's Marriage Success

2.1. Sharing similar values

2.2. Enjoyment of similar leisure activities

2.3. Pooling incomes with one another

2.4. Sharing the power and decisions that are made in the relationship

2.5. The characteristics show that even though statistics do show that divorce number are increasing, if certain concepts are met and achieved the relationship would be successful.

3. Social Homogamy Theory

3.1. This theory justifies that individuals are attracted to people of similar social backgrounds which include;

3.1.1. Age

3.1.2. Race

3.1.3. Ethic Background

3.1.4. Religion

3.1.5. Economic Status

3.1.6. Political Views

3.2. This theory also shows and proves that people will get attracted to others that fit within their social background, this attraction is said to occur with or without the two individuals fully being aware but due to the similar backgrounds the connection will occur and will gradually grow.

4. Claude Guldner's Six R's of Marriage

4.1. Claude, was a Professor Emeritus of Family Studies at the University of Guelph and a family therapist, that uses 6 R's to summarize perspectives on the negotiations required in marriage.

4.1.1. Roots

4.1.2. Rhythms

4.1.3. Rules

4.1.4. Roles

4.1.5. Relationships

4.1.6. Rituals

4.2. How this theorist system perspective affects and shows why people still marry

4.2.1. Based on the 6 R's we see that even though their might be some discrepancies, in the end for the sake of the relationship and the bond that love has cause couples will try their best and negotiate with one another so that the relationships go for as long as possible if not forever.