The values, norms and beliefs regarding marriage were highly observed, and any violation attracted punitive measures. Those traditional marriages lasted indefinitely because issues such as loyalty, obedience, truthfulness, faithfulness and respect were heavily unquestionable (Cello, 2009). Men loved their women, and women were submissive to men. However, with increasing social dynamism, marriages are no longer stable, and most of the time conflicts result into divorce. Divorce cannot occur if we observe the following elements in a marriage.
Firstly, both spouses should understand each other and freely express any element of discontent so that it is addressed appropriately (Doherty, 2001). Essentially, a healthy marriage calls for participatory decision making where both spouses are talking operatively on any matter affecting their family. Secondly, trust and loyalty are significant for any marriage to succeed. Parties involved should be able to make a win-win decision together so that every spouse is involved and satisfied of the outcome.
The act strengthens both emotional and psychological perception of love for the individuals. Thirdly, respect for one another is important. TO respect is to poses a deep feeling Of admiration for something or someone based on their abilities or qualities. The element of respect helps prevent problematic marriages by stopping hostility. In a arraign, the argument of who is right can be solved through respecting each others’ opinion.