Why the Later is More Successful?
When it comes to a comparison between love marriages and arranged marriages, we all know that the statistics are with the arranged marriages. Arranged marriages around the world are more successful than the love marriages whether we talk in terms of divorce rate or the level of satisfaction of the married couples with their spouses. But what is it that makes the arranged marriages far more successful than the love marriages? There can be quite a few reasons. Let us explore some of the most common factors that contribute to the success of arranged marriages over love marriages;
1.The first few years in case of arranged marriages are spent by the couples in an effort to know each other. This keeps the charm of marriage alive because both the husband and wife are keen to spend time with each other and have intimacy. The life is full with surprises.
2.One of the reasons why love marriages fail as compared to arranged marriages is that the level of understanding shared by the couple before marriage is of a different sort. When this understanding is tested through the social obligations arising after marriage, it fails to keep the relation intact for long.
3.The partners in case of love marriages are seen to take the things for granted in many, if not all, cases. On the other hand, in arranged marriages, since the spouses do not know much about each other, they are more conscious of the needs and demands of each other.
4.Love marriages in most cases, especially in East’s family set up, result by going against the wishes of the family and hence the couple has to deal with all its problems alone. No family elder would be as keen to help them come out of their problems as he would be in the case of arranged marriages.
5.In arranged marriages, the social pressure is more at play as compared to that in love marriages. This is because the arranged marriage doesn’t only mean a relation between husband and wife rather it is a bond between two families as well.
When it comes to marriage, the key factors that contribute to the success of relationship, whether it is a love marriage or an arranged marriage, are commitment, spending time together and a will on part of the partners to give space to each other and make the relationship successful no matter what. Be sure to give yourself and your partner are a bit more time to resolve the issues rather than taking decisions in urgency and frustration. The more care and the more love you give to your spouse, the more you can expect from the other side as well, giving your relation a sound base and establishing it on stronger footings. So, make sure that you try to be a better half for your spouse rather than being a bitter half.