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    "For decades they have been portrayed in popular culture as an unwanted baggage which comes along with a marriage - and can even break it up."

    More: Husbands who get on well with their in-laws are less likely to divorce, ...
    According to the given context; does baggage mean beliefs,
    problems, or feelings?

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    Default Re: "unwanted baggage"

    Here 'baggage' means 'problems that someone’s past experiences might cause in new situations' (Macmillan).

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    Default Re: "unwanted baggage"

    In this case they are referring to the in-laws. "Baggage" is something that comes along with a person. You may love and desire the woman, but you have to take her "baggage" along with her. It's a set.

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    Default Re: "unwanted baggage"

    And the 'an' is a typo, harder to spot as it's at the end of the line. (And/or - possibly - it's a not-very-good pun [a speciality of the Mail ] referring to the countable use of 'a baggage' [insulting term for a woman].)

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