spousal relationship

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Noun1.spousal relationship - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)spousal relationship - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
marital status - the condition of being married or unmarried
bigamy - having two spouses at the same time
common-law marriage - a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony
endogamy, inmarriage, intermarriage - marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law
exogamy, intermarriage - marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
marriage of convenience - a marriage for expediency rather than love
misalliance - an unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)
monandry - the state of having only one husband at a time
monogamousness, monogamy - having only one spouse at a time
open marriage - a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
cuckoldom - the state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery
polygamy - having more than one spouse at a time
sigeh - a Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship; can last from a few minutes to 99 years; "sigeh legally wraps premarital sex in an Islamic cloak"
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When marriages are emptied of conjugal love, resentment grows and the disintegration of the spousal relationship "caves in" on the children, he said.
This part further demonstrates the conceptual and practical problem by comparing ASRs to the paradigmatic spousal relationship, marriage, and the status-based thinking guiding its cross-border regulation.
While children will laugh at the ugly duckling's obnoxious siblings, the cat's manic behavior and lots of slapstick, adults will appreciate the spousal relationship humor, generational references and innuendo that flies over the heads of youngsters so as the opening song says, `there won't be cause for anyone to blush,' " she said.
sexual morality and the character of the spousal relationship, albeit
Maintaining the quality of the spousal relationship and the wellbeing of the caregiver is vital to compassionate and effective care for people with dementia (deVugt et al.
While the health benefits of a safe, monogamous, sexual relationship are extremely important, research also indicates that strong social ties, such as having a best buddy, are pretty good substitutes for most of the health benefits of a spousal relationship.
For example, the details of an intimate spousal relationship are generally kept private.
Life skills are an important aspect of the women's success, especially if they are recovering from addictions, or coming out of an abusive spousal relationship.
The appellate court reversed, finding that the allegations supported a theory of liability based on voluntary undertaking and that the spousal relationship qualified as a "special relationship" so as to support a claim based on transferred negligence.
She articulates the challenges all married couples face while at the same time offering concrete suggestions to enhance our spousal relationship within a sacramental marriage.
Within tax and welfare legislation "families" are not generally recognised as such, but are defined in terms of two key relationships, being the spousal relationship and the parent/child relationship.
Moving from the usual spousal relationship to a caregiver relationship was a major adjustment in these individuals' lives.