Read pp. 82 – 84 in Sociology of Families on companionate and individualized marriage, and read “Grounds for Marriage” (a link to this reading is located below the link to the instructions).
Then address the following:
• How is companionate marriage different from individualized marriage?
• Select at least two of the following sections from “Grounds for Marriage”, and summarize what you saw as the main points from each: For Better and for Worse Tolstoy Was Wrong: Happy Marriages are Not All Alike Marriage is Movie, Not a Snapshot The Critical Events of a Marriage May Not Be Inside the Marriage
• Do any couples you know reflect some these trends in marriage? If you prefer, you can think about TV, movie, or celebrity couples and how they reflect this information.
Your post must be at least 300 words in length. Two points will be deducted at 50 word intervals for posts less than 300 words (i.e., -2 for posts 250 – 299 words, -4 for posts 200 – 249 words, etc.). Your post should also be thoughtful, phrased in your own words, written in complete sentences.