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Marriage: Traditional vs Equal -What is the Difference?

"Traditional Marriage" is a term that you surely have heard, while the definition may be unique to each person, the general summation of the term has one partner working and supplying for a family while the other stays at home cleaning and taking care of the family.
Today's world "traditional marriage" has become less frequent with the immergence of the "equal marriage".
An "equal marriage" is not inherently the opposite of a "traditional marriage", but still remains very different.
Here, both partners work outside of the home and expect equal duties when it comes to the home and family.
Money is considered "our money" providing both partners the same control over the funds, even if different banking accounts exist.
Despite the monetary contribution figures, there is no tab kept when it comes to who pays the bills more.
This makes no difference, because the money is "our money".
When it comes to spending the money in an "equal marriage", purchases and time of purchases become mutual decisions.
Debt situations are also mutual decisions.
Purchasing decisions usually pertain to "bigger" purchases.
Money is the obvious contingent in an "equal marriage" but not the only.
Household chores are also considered.
There are no rules on the division of housework or similar duties.
Rules can be set, letting the only discrepancy to be the quality of the work.
When children exist in an "equal marriage" neither partner is designated the role of primary caretaker.
It is important to remember that neither partner's job is of greater importance than the other.
Each partner is to consider their work situation and divide the duties in accordance to their ability to spend time doing the caretaking.
This may be the hardest part of participating in an "equal marriage".
But if a proper schedule can be determined an "equal marriage" can be a successful relationship that can encompass all of the important aspects of the "traditional marriage".

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