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This "choices" theme based marriage and family book supports the goals of most professors by applying research and theory to readers' lives, and by encouraging lively classroom discussion. How? Through its interactive pedagogy (e.g. self assessments), currency of data, engaging writing style, and focus on social policy issues within the context of each chapter. The authors show users how positive outcomes in personal relationships depend on making intelligent choices. They accomplish this by encouraging readers to explore the tradeoffs that choices involve, how to view situations in a positive light, and how not making a choice is really a choice. Thus, readers learn to approach every intimate relationship with the new freedom and new responsibility that choices involve.
Table of Contents
|Choices in Relationships: An Introduction|
|Singlehood, Hanging Out, Hooking Up, and Cohabitation|
|Same-Sex Couples and Families|
|Sexuality in Relationships|
|Planning Children and Contraception|
|Family and the Economy|
|Violence and Abuse in Relationships|
|Stress and Crisis in Relationships|
|Divorce and Ending Relationships|
|Remarriage and Beginning New Relationships|
|Relationships in the Later Years|
|Epilogue: The Future of Marriage and the Family|
|Sexual Anatomy and Physiology|
|HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections|
|Careers in Marriage and the Family|
|Resources and Organizations|
|Individual Autobiography Outline|
|Family Autobiography Outline|
|Durable Power of Attorney|
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