Presentation on theme: "Marriage and Family Life"— Presentation transcript:
1 Marriage and Family Life Unit 3: Exploring Single and Married Life
2 Objective 1: Profile single and married lifestyles. Single lifestyleMore time for self and for personal interestsGreater privacyGreater independenceFocus on career and other personal goalsSustained by a strong network of friendsResponsibilities borne by the individual
3 Objective 1: Profile single and married lifestyles. Shared experiences of daily lifeLifelong companionshipGreater financial security (from pooled resources)Shared commitment to one relationshipShared responsibilitiesGreater emotional securityFocus on common goals
4 Objective 2: Identify factors that influence lifestyles. Where you want to liveType of work you enjoyType of personal and family life you wantImportance of money and careerPace of livingLeisure activities you enjoyAttitude toward marriage or single lifeCircumstancesBeliefs and valuesFamily and friendsCareer goalsFinances and other resources
5 Objective 3: Identify factors that influence the decision to remain single. Importance of independence and “freedom”Fear of failureCommitment to education and/or careerNo interest in marriage and/or parentingLack of a compatible partnerDesire to delay marriage
6 Objective 3: Identify factors that influence the decision to remain single. Desire to remain financially independentNeed to care for a sick or elderly relativeAbility to care for yourselfFinancial stability
7 Objective 4: Select options for single living. Living aloneBecoming or remaining a single parentLiving with a partnerLiving with a roommateLiving with family members
8 Objective 5: Identify implications of living with another person. Fewer legal property rights for either person in the relationshipCustody issues may arise when children are involvedCombines aspects of single and married living without traditional husband and wife rolesLegally single, but emotionally committed to a partnerReduces living expenses for each person
9 Objective 5: Identify implications of living with another person. May allow a person to get to know another person betterMay allow either or both persons to avoid personal commitmentsPotential for parental/community disapprovalMay be fewer legal issues if the relationship endsNot eligible for most of the legal benefits of marriage
10 Objective 6: Identify factors that influence the decision to marry. AgeFeelings about commitmentCompatibilityDesire to parent or current pregnancyFinancial security/economic supportIndependence from familyDesire for intimacy
11 Objective 6: Identify factors that influence the decision to marry. LonelinessMarriage lawsMature loveParental approvalProximitySocial pressure/expectation
12 Objective 7: Develop a personal and family life goal plan.
13 Objective 8: Explore personal attitudes about single and married lifestyles.
14 Objective 9: Distinguish between love and infatuation. Takes more time to establish. Love reflects growth in a relationshipCombines strong personal attachment and attractionIs a give-and-take relationship.Involves sharing and trustingAccepts the other person (including faults)Requires mutual respectShows concern for what is best for the other person.
15 Objective 9: Distinguish between love and infatuation. Has a strong physical elementMay not be rational.Involves a strong but often temporary attractionOverlooks undesirable traits.Seldom lasts longIs usually one-sided
16 Objective 10: Distinguish between the stages of a romantic relationship. DatingAllows people to spend time as a couple and to develop their friendshipProvides an opportunity to learn more about yourself.Helps you use and improve various skills.Acts as an opportunity to learn more about other people in a variety of settings.Activities revolve around the interests of you and your date.
17 Objective 10: Distinguish between the stages of a romantic relationship. EngagementIs the last stage of dating and signifies the start of a couple’s plans for marriageServes as a formal announcement to friends and familyActs as a testing period and time to discuss important issues not already discussedAllows time to plan the wedding and obtain a marriage license
18 Objective 10: Distinguish between the stages of a romantic relationship. WeddingMarks the beginning of a life togetherAnnounces the marriage to the publicLegally binds the couple during a civil or ceremonial serviceThe honeymoon provides time for the newly married couple to adjust to each other and to share some intimate time together
19 Objective 11: Identify the adjustments that marriage requires. Making decisions togetherManaging your finances togetherMaking decisions about careersLearning to communicate effectivelyFinding areas of common interestDeciding on roles
20 Objective 11: Identify the adjustments that marriage requires. Finding a place to liveHandling the habits, routines, and schedules of daily livingHandling changes in social activities and relationshipsNurturing relationships with in-lawsManaging day-to-day conflicts
21 Objective 12: Rank factors of personal importance for a successful marriage.
22 Objective 13: Identify the scope of marriage laws. All marriages require the mutual consent of both partnersNeither person can be married to someone elseBoth people must be mentally competentMarriage is a legal contract that has to be legally dissolvedMany states require blood tests before marriage
23 Objective 13: Identify the scope of marriage laws. All states have a minimum age requirementA marriage license is required, except in the case of common law marriageA licensed official must perform the marriage ceremonyMost states will not allow marriages of people related by bloodMany states have laws prohibiting marriages between two people of the same sex
24 Objective 14: . Profile marriage laws and wedding customs.