Sologamy: A Failure to the Legality and Sanctity of Marriage as an Institution

  • Vartika Poonia and Abhiranjan Dixit
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  • Vartika Poonia

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

  • Abhiranjan Dixit

    Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Sologamy, or the act of marrying oneself, is a modern social trend that redefines traditional ideas of marriage and self-commitment. Emerging prominently in the 21st century, sologamy involves individuals holding formal ceremonies, complete with vows, rings, and sometimes receptions, to symbolize their dedication to self-love and self-care. The growth of sologamy is linked to various sociocultural changes, particularly the increasing focus on personal growth, self-empowerment, and mental health. In a society where adult milestones like marriage, career success, and parenthood are often prescribed, sologamy offers an alternative that emphasizes personal happiness and self-validation. It challenges the traditional belief that romantic relationships are the primary source of fulfillment, suggesting instead that one’s relationship with oneself is equally, if not more, important. Critics argue that sologamy trivializes the institution of marriage and represents a narcissistic culture preoccupied with self-gratification. However, supporters see it as a significant expression of self-acceptance and resilience. They believe sologamy can be a powerful tool for individuals recovering from trauma, navigating life changes, or seeking deeper self-awareness. Though sologamy is not legally recognized and does not offer the legal benefits of traditional marriage, its symbolic significance is notable. It highlights a growing acceptance of diverse life choices and the importance of mental and emotional well-being. As society continues to evolve, sologamy may foster broader discussions about the nature of love, commitment, and personal fulfillment in the contemporary world.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 4150 - 4159


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