Marriage Then and Now
The '60s and '70sThe '60s
As unprecedented numbers of women moved into the work force, men and women struggled to comprehend the social upheavals set in motion by the women's movement.The '70s
"The Brady Bunch":
The classic blended family.
In the 70s, traditional wedding ceremonies gave way to barefoot brides on windswept beaches, and the emergence of the sexual revolution proclaimed a different cultural mantra. So-called "open marriage" with its myriad sexual partners was in, staying in a relationship that needed work was decidedly not.