Academic journal article International Journal of Education and Management Studies

Assessing Psychological Barrier to Enter Matrimony by Anticipating Violence

Academic journal article International Journal of Education and Management Studies

Assessing Psychological Barrier to Enter Matrimony by Anticipating Violence

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India is famous for his vast and varied cultures and marriage is yet another one culture of this traditional country. Marriage is looked upon as a permanent bonding between the two families too, and with the belief that there would be no conflicts and no public expressions (Sachdeva, 2006). The institution of marriage is still going strong and takes a major concern on the minds of all generations but with a changed meaning. Marriage consists of the rules and regulations, which define the rights, duties and privileges of husband and wife with respect to each other. With the rise of westernization and new trends in lifestyle the trends of marriage has changed into live in relationship, separation and divorce, and thus, the strength in relationships is loosening. An individual has no quality of time to spend with his/her partner moreover, issues like drug addiction, dowry (one of the major cause of divorce in India), giving birth to a baby girl, ego, and extramarital affairs are some of the major causes for the ruining of relationships. Marital adjustment is a fundamental concern. Marital adjustment has been described as a state of mind in which the individual has a good working relationship with reality, adulthood or the expectations of others.

Education is assumed to have changed the scenario, but the pitiable news items everyday on the contrary are heart rending. The manifestations of violence may have certain cultural or local/urban/metro life implications but the probe into human psyche towards the spouse, deciding boundaries, offering commitment, having an unconditional submission, reading and respecting the limitations of the spouse still reads as a dreamy story. These are supported by researches and articles since decades. The youth tends to form perceptions on the forthcoimg life companions but there is fear of violence with such reports in media and real life experiences in kith and kin. Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, dating abuse, and intimate partner violence (IPV), is a pattern of behavior which involves the abuse by one partner against another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, cohabitation, dating or within the family.

Violence is inflicted beyond the four walls of the home too. The reality is - facing the two way arrow, that is, violence as a trigger and as a consequence. Marriage changes slowly because the various element of a culture are integrated. In the Indian context, the prolongation of a bad/ not so good marriage could be read as a marital stability in-spite of poor marital quality. Marital stability, on the other hand, is defined as the behavioral outcomes of a marriage which may eventually result in spouses dissolving their marriage by specific actions, such as divorce or legal separation, and whether they continue to live together as a couple. As quoted by Klemer (1970) in order to obtain satisfaction in marriage, you must first know what you expect, and also what is expected of you, and then you must do what is expected well than others expected of you could. On the basis of study done by Rabel (2011) in on 'Interview Interruption and Responses to Questions about Experiences of Domestic Violence in India' in order to explore the relationship between interview interruption and the reporting of physical and sexual spousal violence among currently married Indian women, it was reported that interruptions in interviews by both males and females lead to greater reporting of domestic violence.

Female interruptions seem to be more predictive of severe physical violence than male interruptions, while both male and female interruptions are similarly predictive of sexual violence. In a study on family violence and divorce in relation to effects on marriage expectations by Dhillon (2005) to analyze the effects of gender, family violence, and divorce reported no indication that family violence or divorce had an effect on the participant's marital expectations. …

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