19th Century Marriage

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In the 19th century in Britain women were supposed to marry and get children. There were normally no love marriages they all had a specific purpose. The marriage served usually for representation of the man in the society. The wives were supposed to woo for her husband in the society. Women were dependent they had to obey their partners. In addition to that they had to give their money to his husbands in exchange the husbands were supposed to take care of them. In Germany it was different the women got money from their husbands with which they had to buy for example food. Divorces were rather unusual because a divorce led to an exclusion from the society. Furthermore the female partner had no right to file a petition for divorce even though