intramarriage

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intra- +‎ marriage

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intramarriage (countable and uncountable, plural intramarriages)

  1. Marriage between people belonging to the same group, such as a racial, ethnic, or religious group.
    • 1998 November 1, Shideh Hanassab, Romeria Tidwell1, “Intramarriage and intermarriage: young Iranians in Los Angeles”, in International Journal of Intercultural Relations[1], volume 22, number 4, page 395-408:
      This study examines the attitudes of young Muslim Iranians and young Jewish Iranians regarding intramarriage and intermarriage
    • 2007 June 8, Patrice E. Heller, Beatrice Wood, “THE INFLUENCE OF RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC DIFFERENCES ON MARITAL INTIMACY: INTERMARRIAGE VERSUS INTRAMARRIAGE”, in Journal of Marital and Family Therapy[2], volume 26, number 2:
      The influence of religious and ethnic differences on marital intimacy was examined by administering the Personal Assessment of Intimacy in Relationships and a demographic/attitudinal questionnaire to 25 Jewish couples (intramarried) and 25 couples with one Jewish partner (intermarried). [] Intramarried couples appear to experience greater personal similarity and mutual understanding rooted in their ethnic bond, which aids the development of intimacy. Intermarried couples appear to find that the very process of negotiating ethnic differences leads to greater mutual understanding and intimacy. These findings indicate that clinicians and religious leaders should not assume that intermarriage constrains levels of intimacy. Nor should it be assumed that intramarriage assures high intimacy.

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