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What is boston marriage ???

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Asked by thyagarajan mahadevan, 10 Mar '10 10:21 am
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A Boston marriage, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, was an arrangement in which two women lived together, independent of any man's support. Today, the term sometimes describes two women living together without a sexual relationship. Such a relationship may involve intimacy and commitment without sexuality.
Answered by Kumar Mukesh, 10 Mar '10 10:24 am

 
  
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It seems that the term Boston marriage came into use after Henry James's book The Bostonians (1886) detailed a marriage-like relationship between two "New Women". The term Boston marriage was used in New England in the late 19th century to describe a long-term monogamous relationship between two unmarried women. Some women did not marry because men feared educated women during the 19th century and did not wish to have them as wives. Other women did not marry because they felt they had a better connection to women than to men. Some of these women ended up living together in a same-sex household, finding this arrangement both practical and preferable to a heterosexual marriage. Of necessity, such women were generally financially independent of men, due either to family inheritance or to their own career earnings. Women who decided to be in these relationships were usually feminists, and were often involved in social betterment and cultural causes. with shared values often forming a stron ...more
Answered by Oberoi, 10 Mar '10 10:25 am

 
  
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A long-term, intimate friendship between two women, often sharing a household.After Boston (and other areas in the Northeast US) where such arrangements occurred during the 19th century. Perhaps popularized by Henry James's 1886 novel The Bostonians that portrayed such relationships.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 10 Mar '10 04:00 pm

 
  
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Do not know sir
Answered by Shiva, 10 Mar '10 03:06 pm

 
  
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When two ladies live together without the support of any male or man, it is called the BOSTON MARRIAGE
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 10 Mar '10 10:46 am

 
  
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