© 2024 KASU
Your Connection to Music, News, Arts and Views for 65 Years
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

How America's marriages are changing

Since 1953, more than five million weddings have been held in Las Vegas.
Since 1953, more than five million weddings have been held in Las Vegas.

About halfway through their 24-year marriage, Molly Roden Winter and her husband, Stewart, decided to date other people. Their marriage became open. Winter recounts the personal story in her new memoir, “More: A Memoir of Open Marriage.”

Rana Foroohar reviewed “More” for Financial Times:

Winter’s personal experience is one example of a much broader trend. Americans are increasingly open to consensual non-monogamy and other ways marriage can break from tradition, including shifting gender roles and living separately.

It’s all part of a phenomenon described by social psychologist Eli Finkel in The New York Times.

We explore our shifting understanding of marriage and how Americans are right-fitting the institution into their own lives.

Copyright 2024 WAMU 88.5

Tags
Avery Jessa Chapnick