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It just occurred to me that hardly anyone in any of the series is married! What's up with that? O'Brien is married, Dr Crusher and Cpt Sisko are widowed, Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres get married - those are the only examples I can think of. Other than the characters listed, and not counting marriages that take place after the time of the respective series (Crusher and Picard) or alternate reality stories (Troi and Worf), are any recurring characters in any of the series married?

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Consider that most regular characters in any Star Trek series are are typically on long away missions for extended periods of time, all the time. –  Gorchestopher H Apr 14 at 14:32
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@GorchestopherH Though TNG's Enterprise has family living quarters largely so that married crew members can bring their families on those long away missions. –  Kevin Apr 14 at 14:34
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You overlooked the wedding of Riker and Troi at the start of 'Nemesis'. –  Algernon_Asimov Apr 14 at 14:35
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Sulu was married and had a daughter [see Star Trek: Generations]. Bones was married as well. Worf was married to Jadzia and Capt Sisko was married twice (the second time to Capt Kasidy Yates). –  Hikaru Ichijyo Apr 15 at 8:17
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@Shadur That's 'cause they were mentioned in the question! –  Jolenealaska Apr 15 at 10:17
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Apparently life on a space station (DS9) is where people go to settle down.

  • Dax and Worf get married.

  • Rom and Leeta get married.

  • Sisko married Kasidy Yates.

  • Riker and Troi were married in Nemesis.

How recurring do you want? Ishka (Rom and Quark's mother) partners up with Zek. You can see a few others at Memory Alpha

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I need to watch that series from the start, I don't remember much of it at all. I didn't know Dax and Worf got married, and I don't even know who Rom and Leeta are! –  Jolenealaska Apr 14 at 14:31
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Don't forget Lwaxana Troi and Odo also got married - after Lwaxana got divorced from that Tavnian, Jeyal. –  Algernon_Asimov Apr 14 at 14:40
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Tuvok is married to T'Pel...! –  Einer Apr 14 at 15:59
    
For one offs we have Helena and Sergey Rozhenko (Helena actually appears twice), and Robert and Marie Picard (they appear once but are mentioned in Generations). Also, Sulu likely got married at some point, seeing as he had a daughter (appeared in Generations). –  Xantec Apr 14 at 18:13
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Also in TNG Nurse Ogawa was engaged to another officer, although their marriage is never mentioned that I know of. –  Xantec Apr 14 at 18:17
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Adding to the other answers' lists, and concentrating on major crew members.

Voyager:
- Janeway was engaged prior to her mission to the Badlands.
- Tuvok is married with children and a granddaughter.
- Ensign Wildman is married (and pregnant with Niomi) at the beginning of the show.

Enterprise:
- Phlox is married (3 wives).
- T'Pol was married, with that later annulled

TOS:
- Spock was briefly married, with marriage annulled (what is it with the Vulcans?)
- Kirk was engaged, but chose Starfleet career over marriage.

DS9:
- Some of Dax's past hosts were married (both as male and female.)
- Quark was briefly married to Grilka, who then divorced him.
- General Martok's wife is an important figure in his house, and had to give her blessing for Jadzia to marry Worf.
- Gul Dukat had a wife (s?) and children.

And there are many "alternate timeline" episodes with possible/alternate futures to fill a book with marriages, divorces, and so on:
- Voyager's Doctor is seen with his wife in "Endgame".
- Chakotay is told to have married Seven of Nine, also in "Endgame".
- Tom Paris and Kes were married and had a daughter (who then married Harry Kim.)
- Beverly Crusher married Jean-Luc Picard (and then divorced him [but kept the last name]).
- The whole Defiant crew paired up and married each other when they got stranded in the past on a distant planet.
- Jake Sisco married and divorced when his father got phased out of reality.
- etc.

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Sarek and, errr..., Mrs. Sarek? –  The Photon Apr 15 at 1:39
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Aside from the three wives, each of whom had two co-husbands with him I believe, Phlox also had 5 children (two daughters and three sons). –  Hikaru Ichijyo Apr 15 at 8:28
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How about Spock's parents, from the original series? Ambassador Sarek and Amanda Grayson.

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why the downvote? –  SSumner Apr 14 at 21:32
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The DS9 marriages were already mentioned by Jack B Nimble.

Further to this,

  • There was the on-screen wedding reception of Will Riker and Deanna Troi at the start of 'Nemesis'.

  • Dr Kate Pulaski had also been married a few times previously.

  • Dr Leonard McCoy was divorced.

There are also a few near marriages:

  • Spock and T'Pring

  • Deanna Troi and Wyatt Miller

  • Lwaxana Troi and Campio

Marriage did come up a few times in the various shows.

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Lwaxana was actually married to Odo for a time during that episode, if I remember correctly. –  Xantec Apr 14 at 18:08
    
I know - I added that comment to Jack B Nimble's answer about the DS9 marriages. –  Algernon_Asimov Apr 14 at 21:52
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Star Trek is patterned after old time explorers (when it isn't being a "wagon to the stars" :)

Many of those people were NOT married, due to the nature of ocean travel at the time (months/years between being onshore)

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Admittedly it's the wron universe, but in Star Gate career-military-folks do not merry. Since SG is portraying "the real" army, one could imagine that it is that way in reality too and that this "reality" inspired the scarcity of married career-officers in Star Trek too. –  Einer Apr 14 at 16:16
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@Einer I would be willing to bet that there a lot of career officers serving in the current armed forces who would disagree that they don't get married. –  Xantec Apr 14 at 18:15
    
@Xantec - Star Trek wasn't modeled on 1990s army though. More 1700s-1800s Navy –  DVK Apr 14 at 18:23
    
@DVK Maybe (TNG era seemed more modern). But my comment was more in response to comparing it to SG. That indubitably was modeled on the modern military. –  Xantec Apr 14 at 18:25
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