The avunculate, sometimes called avunculism or avuncularism, is a feature of some societies whereby men have a special role in relation to their sisters' children.
Marital rape (also known as spousal rape and rape in marriage) is non-consensual sex (i.e., rape) in which the perpetrator is the victim's spouse.
Bride kidnapping, also known as marriage by abduction or marriage by capture, is a practice in which a man abducts the woman he wishes to marry.
Consanguinity ("blood relation", from the Latin consanguinitas) is the property of being from the same kinship as another person.
(For other uses, see Husband (disambiguation).) A husband is a male in a marital relationship.
Polygyny (/pəˈlɪdʒɪniː/; from Neoclassical Greek πολυγυνία from πολύ- poly- "many", and γυνή gyne "woman" or "wife") is the most common and accepted form of polygamy, entailing the marriage of a man with several women.
A wife is a female partner in a continuing marital relationship.
A housewife is a woman whose occupation is running or managing her family's home—caring for her children; buying, cooking, and storing food for the family; buying goods that the family needs in everyday life; housekeeping and maintaining the home; and making clothes for the family—and who is not employed outside the home.
Levirate marriage is a type of marriage in which the brother of a deceased man is obliged to marry his brother's widow, and the widow is obliged to marry her deceased husband's brother.
Bride price, best called bridewealth, also known as bride token, is money, property, or other form of wealth paid by a groom or his family to the parents of the woman he has just married or is just about to marry.
Jewish views on marriage
In traditional Judaism, marriage is viewed as a contractual bond commanded by God in which a man and a woman come together to create a relationship in which God is directly involved.
Christian views on marriage
Most Christian authorities and bodies view marriage (also called Holy Matrimony) as a state instituted and ordained by God for the lifelong relationship between one man as husband and one woman as wife.
A prenuptial agreement, antenuptial agreement, or premarital agreement, commonly abbreviated to prenup or prenupt, is a contract entered into prior to marriage, civil union or any other agreement prior to the main agreement by the people intending to marry or contract with each other.
Forced marriage is a marriage in which one or both of the parties is married without his or her consent or against his or her will.
Humanae vitae (Latin Of Human Life) is an encyclical written by Pope Paul VI and issued on 25 July 1968.
Heterogamy (from Ancient Greek ἕτερος heteros, "other, another" and γάμος gámos, "marriage") has a number of biological definitions.
Miscegenation (/mɪˌsɛdʒᵻˈneɪʃən/; from the Latin miscere "to mix" + genus "kind") is the mixing of different racial groups through marriage, cohabitation, sexual relations, or procreation.
Kumkuma is a powder used for social and religious markings in India.
Charivari (or shivaree or chivaree) or Skimmington (or skimmington ride; England) are terms for a folk custom in which the community gives a noisy, discordant mock serenade, frequently with pounding on pots and pans, also known as rough music.
The term picture bride refers to the practice in the early 20th century of immigrant workers (chiefly Japanese, Okinawan, and Korean) in Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States and Canada selecting brides from their native countries via a matchmaker, who paired bride and groom using only photographs and family recommendations of the possible candidates.
A spouse is a life partner in a holy matrimony, marriage, civil union, domestic partnership or common-law marriage.
Courtesy tenure (or curtesy/courtesy of England) is the legal term denoting the life interest which a widower (i.e. former husband) may claim in the lands of his deceased wife, under certain conditions.
Fathers' rights movement
The fathers' rights movement is a movement whose members are primarily interested in issues related to family law, including child custody and child support that affect fathers and their children.
Stag and doe
A stag and doe party, stag and drag party, hen and stag party, buck and doe party, or a jack and jill party is a party and fundraiser for an engaged couple.
Extramarital sex occurs when a married person engages in sexual activity with someone other than his or her spouse.
Infidelity (also referred to as cheating, adultery, or having an affair) is a violation of a couple’s assumed or stated contract regarding emotional and/or sexual exclusivity.
LGBT rights in Japan
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) persons in Japan may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT persons.
Marriage vows are promises each partner in a couple makes to the other during a wedding ceremony based upon Western Christian norms.
Dower is a provision accorded by law, but traditionally by a husband or his family, to a wife for her support in the event that she should survive her husband (i.e., become a widow).
Homemaking is a mainly American term for the management of a home, otherwise known as housework, housekeeping, or household management.
Alienation of affections
Alienation of affections is a common law tort, abolished in many jurisdictions.
List of coupled cousins
This is a list of prominent individuals who have been romantically or maritally coupled with a cousin.
A marriage officiant or solemniser is a person who officiates at a wedding ceremony.
Breach of promise
Breach of promise is a common law tort, abolished in many jurisdictions.
An affair is a sexual relationship, romantic friendship, or passionate attachment between two people without the attached person's significant other knowing.
Cousin marriage is marriage between cousins (i.e. people with a common grandparent or people who share another fairly recent ancestor).
Emotionally focused therapy
Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), also known as emotion-focused therapy and process-experiential therapy, is a usually short-term (8–20 sessions) structured psychotherapy approach to working with individuals, couples, or families.
Aliment, in Scots law and in other civil systems, is the sum paid or allowance given in respect of the reciprocal obligation of parents and children, husband and wife, grandparents and grandchildren, to contribute to each other's maintenance.
Marriage of state
A marriage of state in ancient use is a diplomatic marriage or union between two members of different nation-states or internally, between two power blocs, usually in authoritarian societies and is a practice which dates back into pre-history, as far back as early Grecian cultures in western society, and of similar antiquity in other civilizations.
Paternity law refers to the legal relationship between a father and his biological or adopted children and deals with the rights and obligations of both the father and the child to each other as well as to others.