Reaction Paper: Marriage and Aging
A big aspect in keeping a marriage successful is how much communication occurs between the two people involved.For a healthy relationship there is a need for quite a bit of communication.Communication, as stated in class, is one of the key elements to a successful marriage. There has to be some open discussions and trust in the relationship to make it anywhere. If you can not talk to your partner you will not be able to solve problems in a healthy manner. You have to be able to tell your partner things to help you learn and mature with them. You have to learn how to compromise and help each other out.Communication has to be part of your relationship in some way. You cannot go through your life not talking to your partner about important issues that you should be able to talk to them about.
Another important issue discussed in class was homosexuals and marriage.Homosexual marriage is an important issue because it deals with a relatively large minority of the United States. This issue is important today with respect to many different ideas.There are so many ideas of morals, family values, and those of equality, constitutionality, and right to privacy. The aspect with the most relevance is constantly left up to debate. Homosexuals are ‘gay’ due to a combination of factors. These factors are environment and society-the outside influences- and genetics.
Hence, homosexuals do not decide their own sexuality, nor do heterosexuals. Therefore, homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexuals, one of these rights being marriage. This is why it is of great importance to public policy whether or not homosexuality is predetermined. I am not homosexual and I am not writing this to defend homosexuals.I just believe that the whole issue is unfair towards homosexuals.
Marriage goes beyond the benefits, however. The institution of marriage is a very respected one, and holds much senti…