Dating before marrige
Women were raised to be the “good wife, wise mother” and sacrifice herself for the good of family and country (Bardsley, 2004).
It is important to understand why marriage is on the decline because it reflects on the difficulties people everywhere have.
Something about modern society has made it more difficult (or perhaps simply made that difficulty more visible) for two people to make that connection. International Journal of Sociology of the Family, Vol.
The physical part of this connection is important, but it can be overemphasized.
Japanese society pressures people to be respectful and considerate of others, even at the expense of your own needs (Larkin, 2005).
This is why PDA (public displays of affection) are taboo.