As a follow-up to my comments on male roles, here are links to a few interesting articles. One is by a historian called Stephanie Coontz whos just written a history of modern marriage (from late C18): http://chronicle.com/free/v51/i35/35b00701.htm
The second is a discussion of a new book on the future of men, which seems to be taking a more useful approach than just saying we need to turn the clock back again: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-7-1737856-7,00.html
Finally, a fairly depressing article about divorce (but which shows incidentally, how difficult it would be to turn the clock back, given attitudes have changed): http://hartfordadvocate.com/gbase/News/content?oid=oid:123410
I think high rates of divorce are one of the downsides of the social changes since the 1960s to marriages/families, which are positive overall, in my view. I think I may keep this article to hand as an awful warning for the times (relatively few during 15 years of marriage) when Ive thought I might be better off out of the relationship.