Marriage and the family are two interrelated concepts that go hand in hand. Scholars who have delved into the establishment of the link between the two have realized that marriages will remain to be the basis of creating a family, the most basic social unit. Both the family and marriage create status roles which can be considered as being sanctioned by the society. The 20th century saw the family institution undergo various changes which can be attributed to domestic violence, child abuse, gender roles and economic factors. The new family life has been subjected to realities that are in sharp contrast with the idealized notions of evolving and developing over the centuries. The conflicts evident in the institution have resulted[…]