companionate love

What Happened After the Golden Age of Marriage?

Social scientists coined the term “golden age of marriage,“ referring to the period in the middle of the 20th century. In the 1950s and 1960s, the cultural ideology of “love marriage” and a number of marriages became popular and prevalent in many […]

The challenging ways to the love marriages for African men and women.

In the second half of the 20th century, social and economic modernization transformed traditional African marriages. Urbanization and social mobility were key contributors. Many young men and women moved to the cities. The new labor market and many new urban jobs superseded […]

The expected challenges of Brazilian marital relationships

Traditional gender roles in marriage, familism, and respectful relationships are the cultural values that Brazilian couples strive to live by in cooperation and trust. In many families, husband and wife coexist as partners bound together by their family responsibilities, fulfilment of marital […]

What is interesting for us in the Brazilian lexicon of love?

Love and marriage in Brazil have a fascinating history that has been influenced by conquest and slavery during the early European settlements.The following European connections had a substantial impact on the development of Brazilian society, communities, and families. Being a former Portuguese […]