||Newlywed Quest for Happily Ever After (1:55) -- What's the Secret to a Long-Lasting Marriage? (0:38) -- First Time Around (1:12) -- How Did You Meet? (1:40) -- Second Time Around (1:29) -- Las Vegas Weddings (1:15) -- Outdated View of Marriage? (3:07) -- Gender Roles (1:50) -- What is the Value of Marriage. (2:45) -- What is the Value of Marriage? (1:33) -- Why Does Monogamy Happen? (0:51) -- The 'Work' of Making a Marriage Work (2:44) -- We're Having a Baby (1:48) -- On Togetherness in Marriage (1:06) -- Baby Saves Marriage--For the Moment (0:46) -- What Successful Couples are Doing Differently (3:15) -- What is Love? (3:25) -- Calling it Quits (1:57) -- Perspectives on Divorce (2:55) -- Is Marriage a Dying Institution? (4:26) -- Life After Marriage (2:34) -- Cupid's Checklist (1:52) -- Reinventing Love and Marriage (1:38) -- Secret to Being Married Happily (3:11) -- Prologue: No Guarantee of Happily Ever After (1:55) -- Credits and Prologue: After Happily Ever After (2:15)
||With half of American marriages ending in divorce, why does 90 percent of the nation still enter into matrimony? Is the Western notion of permanent, monogamous marriage entering a new phase, a more flexible and adaptable one, or is it becoming obsolete? Are there alternatives that make sense? This film presents an eclectic mix of couples (both male-female and same-sex) who discuss how and why their unions have succeeded, no matter how quirky, elusive, or poignant the reason. Featured experts include body-language analyst John Gottman, economist Betsey Stevenson, Beverly Hills divorce attorney Cary Goldstein, biologist David Barash, and marriage historian Stephanie Coontz. Along the way, the film's director chronicles the joys and heartbreaks of her own marriage.
|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 11, 2011.|
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
||Contains mature themes and nudity.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Publisher number||43888 Films Media Group|