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I once spent a good amount of time explaining something I read in a Heinlein book to a friend. Line marriage. Alternating sexes marry in, but exceptions made. I haven't tried it personally, but it seems like a good idea. Children basically cannot be orphaned, it seems that a lot of problems that cause divorce due to lonliness would be taken care of. Seems like it would just be incredibly stable. Their response? "It's unnatural. That's not the way things are done." Well fuck. At one point women having any rights at all wasn't the way things were done. "That's totally different." No, I'm not comparing women being treated as property to the current social view on relationships, but there was a point in there, damnit.
Now I'm agitated, I'm sure I'll be back though.