Aka in my previous post about marriage, I said I avoided men who had been previously married. My experience with men who have been previously married, they are still in their first marriage and using you as a replacement for their first wives. They are still thinking of that break up, they are just using you as a placeholder for their first wife.
Or there are those men who as soon as they catch you are already on the look out for wife N+1. By no means exclude a partner who has been married before based purely on that, just listen to him to figure it out.
We, women, live in nuclear households because women want to rule their domain, who comes in and who is out. While it may take a village to raise a child, it takes a household for a child to learn how to have a life partner.
In my post on sexist women, I had a great deal of comments on the mother/daughter relationship and why it was problematic. And this may be a source of friction for mothers and daughters, when the daughters are in their teens. Husbands suddenly feel the need to protect blossoming daughters and mothers feel threatened?
In every society, the house is the woman's domain and the matriarch of the family (the husbands mother) in Muslim societies. Men can do whatever they like outside the home.
In western societies it is the wife who is the matriarch. Wives are status symbols of achievement for men. Its a statement that the man has been vetted and is acceptable to a woman, which will in turn makes the man a more valuable employee. The man has a presumably loving relationship with the woman he is married to and people will see him as more responsible as a result in trying to make a woman happy, he will behave responsibly.
For some reason people underestimate the importance of the building block of society, the relationships between individuals in particular peoples homes. Where they sleep, spend their waking life outside of work, how they raise their children and interact with, presumably, the people who matter most in the world to individuals. Our families are a great source of comfort, happiness, meaningfulness, and belonging. It is where much of the world is excluded.