You will conduct an interview of a married couple, couple that has been married, or couple that has been living together and has kids. You must interview both members. This can be any family members or friends but you CAN NOT interview yourself. Things that you want to consider for your interviews: their definition of marriage, history of the relationship (dating, marriage, family), struggles, hopes, joys, challenges, lessons from being married, and advice. Reflection Papers should be at least 2-3 pages in length PLUS you must include the questions you asked during the interview at the end. The interview questions should not be included as part of the length requirement they are an addition. Make sure to tell me their story, what you learned and how this might influence your views on marriage. FORMAT: 2-3 pages, double spaced, 1-inch margins, 12 size font
Student follows format given by instructor for this assignment. 2-3 pages, double spaced, 12-sizer font, 1-inch margins. 10
Organization & Writing
Clear organization with a natural flow. Includes an introduction, transition sentences to connect major ideas, and
conclusions. There are few or no grammar or spelling errors. 30
Application of Readings/Concepts
Demonstrates solid understanding of the major themes or the course, using readings and lectures to define concepts.
Argument is placed within the broad discussion of the interview. 40
Incudes interview questions at the end of paper. Well organized. No responses should be included. 20 that you can later easily connect to what you learned)
1. What is your definition of marriage?
When did you meet?
How old were you when you met?
Would you marry him/her if you met now? Why or why not?
Did you ever think you would get married?
What has been the greatest challenge of staying married?
What advice would you give someone getting married about marriage?
What roles do you each play or played in the marriage? ( Housewife, breadwinner, both?)
Why do you think your marriage didn’t work out?
What was the hardest part about being divorced?
Would you get married again? Why or why not?
What did you do to help you deal with divorce?
2. Did you start dating when you met?
Were you friends before dating?
Do you remember your first date?
Where did you go?
What you think or feel after the first date?
3. How many kids did you want when you got married?
How many kids do you have?
Do you want more?
4. What are your thoughts about his extended family?
Do you get along with his/her parents?