The Marriage Premise: Involves two main expectations
Changing the Institution of Marriage (Doherty) Marriage as an Institution Psychological Marriage Pluralistic Marriage
Domestic Partnership Laws Attempts to secure some of the utilitarian benefits that come with marriage for cohabiting couples
Types of Marriage 1. Utilitarian Model 2. Intrinsic Marriage
3 Classifications (Rainwater) 1. 2. 3.
5 Types of Marital Relationships(Cuber & Harroff) • Conflict-Habitual • Devitalized • Passive-Congenial • Vital • Total • Static Marriage (O’Neill & O’Neill)
Interactionist View of Marriage Marriage is a process in which a new version of reality is crystallized, narrowed, and stabilized Objectivation: KEY: the construction of the new reality is typically unrecognized by the individuals involved