1. Marriage is a universal social institution. It is found in almost all societies and at all stages of development.
  2. Marriage is a permanent bond between husband (man) and wife (woman).
  3. Marriage is a specific relationship between two individuals of opposite sex and based on mutual rights and obligations.
  4. Marriage establishes family.
  5. Marriage requires social approval.
  6. Marriage creates mutual obligations between husband and wife. The couple fulfill their mutual obligations on the basis of customs or rules.
  7. Marriage is always associated with some civil and religious ceremony
  8. Marriage regulates sex relationship according to prescribed customs and laws.

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