Factors that influence intimate relationships, marriage, and parenting are discussed throughout your textbook. These factors include, but are not limited to, financial stability, age, gender roles/stereotypes, and education obtained. In Paper Assignment #4, respond to the following questions:
- What are some issues that young adults should be aware of and discuss prior to engaging in a cohabitating relationship? What are some social, emotional, and financial consequences of cohabitating together before marriage?
- Why do people get married? Discuss research on martial satisfaction and the factors that contribute to satisfaction. Based on peer-reviewed research, what is the best age for individuals to get married? Explain your answer.
- What are some factors that contribute to divorce? In what ways will divorce affect future relationships?
Discuss the impact of having children on a marriage. What factors influence decisions about childcare (i.e., choosing to have a parent stay at home or both work outside the home)? From a sociocultural perspective, compare and contrast how becoming a parent affects men and women