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Types of Marriages:

The variety in marriages can be attributed to a number of factors with religious belief being the most dominant.

There are two basic types of marriages and these are determined by the number of partners allowed.

(1) Monogamy (Mono = 1).

(2) Polygamy (Poly = Many).

(a) Polygyny = 1 man + 2 or more wives.

(b) Polyandry = 1 women + 2 or more husbands.

1. Monogamy:

  • Most common marriage in western society.
  • One can have a husband or wife.
  • This legally binding contract exists until death/di...

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