18 Jan '12, 11am
Divorce and Remarriage, the Blending of Families - Metapsychology
“The Brady Bunch” is probably the most famous story of two families blending after both parents are widowed and remarry one another. This very successful and entertaining television program had a major flaw. It presented a totally unrealistic, idealized version of what it’s really like for two families to blend. In fact, the original plot involved divorce. The network, at that time, found the notion of divorce to be unacceptable and turned it into widowhood on the premise that this would not offend anyone’s religious sensibilities. So, right from the start, the program was off to a fantasy rather than a realistic portrayal of what it’s like for people to cope with family blending.