Post-modern changes in marital and family life

Agata Kozak



Contemporarily, the traditional model of marriage is no longer the only accepted form of family life; there are many alternatives to that type of relationship. In post-modernity we face a rapid change in the perception of informal relationships as well as their dynamic development and increase in number. However, will cohabitation - which in the times of moral relativism, praise of freedom and individuality and democratisation of all aspects of human life becomes increasingly popular – eventually dominate and replace traditional marriage?

Key words:

post-modernity, intimate relationships, marriage, cohabitation, sexuality


DOI: 10.15503/jecs20111-73-79


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