Guest Marriage: Invention of Modern Society or Ancient Heritage?

According to the common definition guest marriage is the form of the family relationships when the spouses don’t share to house and each one runs the house separately.

The wife and husband who prefer guest marriage may even live in different countries and spend only holidays and vacations together. One may suppose that the history of the guest marriage is not a long one but in fact the social studies say that this form of relationships has been known long before the present days. It is considered that the idea of the guest marriage is based upon the views on the relationships between a wife and a husband which were wide-spread ones during the Middle Ages. In those times the men often were to leave their houses for quite a long period as they were supposed to serve their fatherland. Their wives used to stay in the country seats while their husbands were working in the other towns. The wives ran the household and had numerous female companions to make their living no so boring. In that way the whole family used to reunite quite seldom.

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Why Do People Need Religion

Every slightest event that affects our psychics causes the inevitable reactions which we experience as emotions or feelings. When we remain in this or that state of mind we often are not completely aware of its reasons. Every simple or complex phenomena of a human psychology has the implicit impulses that launch it. One of such phenomena is religionism. Many people who suppose themselves to be the holders of a certain religious belief consider that religiosity is a natural feature of a human soul. In 1927 Sigmund Freud stated that the concept of religion is aimed to fulfill three tasks simultaneously. It helps the people to neutralize their fear of death, accept the situation that can’t be changed and accept the unfairness of the human society. It is hard to decide which of these three factors is the main one making the people stick to this or that religious belief. In the beginning the religion was the attempt of the prehistoric people to protect themselves from the disasters of nature. Reducing the fear of death is by all means the secondary effect of faith.

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