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  1. 1. MARRIAGE & DIVORCE By: Rachel Tidball
  2. 2. Table of Contents  Title Page  Table of Contents  What is Marriage  What is Divorce  Canada  Ancient China  Vikings  Ancient Egypt
  3. 3. What is Marriage?  Marriage is the legal relationship between a husband and wife.  Marriage is also a similar relationship between same sex.  Marriage is joining two people as one. It means two people making decision and living together.
  4. 4. What is Divorce?  Divorce is the legal separation of a marriage.  Divorce can be very hard on peoples financial and social comfort.  Divorce also is hard on other family members such as children and parents.
  5. 5. Marriage in Canada  Facts-  Marriages are most commonly performed by members of the clergy.  Nine out of ten adults in Canada have been married at least once in there lives.  The average age for a man to get married is between 25 and 29 and the average age for a woman is between 20 and 25.
  6. 6. Marriage in Canada  Same sex marriages-  Same sex marriages have been legal in Canada since 2005. Court decisions on the topic started in 2003, same sex marriages were already legalized in eight out of ten provinces and one of three territories.
  7. 7. Divorce in Canada  Facts-  Divorce in Canada was extremely limited until 1968.  Divorce rates were extremely low until after WWll.  Before WWll only, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and BC had divorce courts.  In 2008, the average age for divorce was 44 for men and 42 for women.  Between 1988 and 2008, the average age for divorce raised by 5 years for men and women.
  8. 8. Marriage in Ancient China  Facts-  An old Chinese saying was “The three most delightful moments in one's life come with success in the imperial examination, marriage and the birth of a son.”  When Chinese men got married it determined the prosperity of their family.  When Chinese women got married it meant not seeing there family for a long time.
  9. 9. Divorce in Ancient China  Facts-  Chinese divorce rates have been steadily on the rise for over twenty years.  Recent Facts-  There has been a doubling of the divorce rate from 1985 to 1987 in China.  Five reasons for Chinas divorce rates are Accessibility, it is now easier to file for divorce, Money, A New Mindset, younger people are less committed, The Advance of Women, and Infidelity, Loyalty is very important to the Chinese culture and should be for everyone.
  10. 10. Marriage in the Vikings Age  Facts-  At first Marriage was a contractual arrangement between the families of the bride and groom.  The traditional day for a wedding was Friday.  Weddings were held on Friday or “Friggas- Day” to honor the goddess of marriage.  The wedding ceremony was a week long affair.
  11. 11. Marriage in the Vikings Age  A new bride had to show a visible symbol of no longer being a madden. The visible included throwing away her old clothes for new ones.  The Groom would also have to show the removal of his old identity.  The bride and groom exchanged rings like we do today.
  12. 12. Divorce in the Vikings Age  Divorce allowed an unhappy couple to separate and start again with new partners.  Although resentment grew into hatred that could cause feuds and violence.  It was said that ‘jealousy was unknown in that country’  After finalizing the divorce couples would agree on dividing their property.
  13. 13. Marriage in Ancient Egypt  The Mother and Father of the bride have a bigger say in the marriage than the bride.  The Mother and Father of the bride discussed the marriage with the groom.  Kings could have hundreds of wives.  The common age for a groom was 17 or older and the common age for a bride was 14 or older.
  14. 14. Divorce in Ancient Egypt  Divorce was as easy as getting married.  Divorce was a private matter and the government took no part in it.  Divorce could be brought up by both the wife or husband.  A common reason for a husband to divorce was his wife not being able to give birth, especially to a son.  A reason for a wife to divorce was physical cruelty or adultery.
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