Valentine's Day is around the corner, which means it’s the season for chocolates and cheesy Hallmark cards.
Love is what most people are looking for in a spouse or life partner. But this hour, we take a look at marriage, an institution that for much of history had very little to do with love at all.
We also talk about the right to end a marriage by divorce. And we want to hear from you, too.
- Stephanie Coontz - Author of Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage, and Director of Research and Public Education for the non profit group, Council on Contemporary Families; she also teaches history and family studies at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington (@StephanieCoontz)
- Meghan Freed - Managing attorney at Freed Marcroft, a Connecticut divorce and family law firm (@MeghanFreed)
Chion Wolf and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.