The Benefits of Arranged Marriage Outweigh the Drawbacks” Discuss

Marriage , Domestic violence , Forced marriage


Student’s name : Thuy Dao
Student number : DAVAP93
Class: EAP2
Teacher: Helen - Andrei


Arranged marriage is a marriage between a man and a woman under the selected and arranged by the parent of the couple. The parents negotiate and select some spouses who they think would be good matches for their children, and let them visit to each other individually, so the children can choose for themselves.

Arranged marriage is very common in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Most people in these countries believe that arranged marriage can help the marriage stronger and happier, and it could be pleasant experience for both parties because they can have so many options and benefits. However, most people in Western countries assume it restrict personal freedom, increase the violence rate and create more stress for the couples.

Firstly, There are so many benefits for the couple if their parent arrange and select the spouses for them such as financial, experiences, and the other problems can be occur during their marriage. Young people in most Asian cultures always trust in their parent, and they believe that the parent with so many experiences can help them to find the best partner for them easily.

Moreover, arranged marriage can improve social standings of a family. As can be seen the divorce cases in Saudi Arabia is just about 2,000 cases in 2008, while the divorce rate in the UK is about 136,000 cases in 2008. (Divorce rate jumps in 2008, Arab news – Divorce in the UK).

The couples also have a financial advantage when they accept an offer from their parents. The parents of the couples will help them build a house, and give some money as capital for them to start a new life. Furthermore, the parents of the couples also help them solve some troubles can occur during their marriage such as argument, tenseness and financial problems.

However, most people in Western...
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