We take great comfort in treating marriage as a timeless tradition. Overtime, people have adopted their lifestyles for staying in a long-term relationship, sometimes for convenience, other times for a mutually beneficial social support. And then there are those who stay in marriage for the respect and legal protection a marriage provides.

It is interesting to see just how people have changed their conventional roles within their relationships to make the concept of eternal monogamy work.

Photograph: Jens Bonnke

Photograph: Jens Bonnke

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Throughout history, civilizations have invented various ways to nurture and protect this institution of marriage in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged. If we look back, we will discover how different tribes adopted laws that governed marital status of couple. One such tribe is early Celtic civilization in Great Britain.

Read the here to see just how different, yet so similar, marriage once was: Marriage Laws in Celtic Britain.