9780495504337

Human Intimacy Marriage, the Family, and Its Meaning, Research Update

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495504337

  • ISBN10:

    0495504335

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-10
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Offering a positive view of the family, Cox's MARRIAGE, THE FAMILY, AND ITS MEANING, 10th Edition discusses the characteristics of successful intimate relationships, and teaches the decision-making skills that lead to strong marriages and families. In this "research update" edition, you'll find coverage of such topics as diversity within the American family (including rural and military families), gay marriage, singles, cohabitation, gender roles, theories of love, date rape and courtship violence, and parenting and life stages.

Table of Contents

Human Intimacy in the Brave New World of Family Diversity
Human Intimacy, Marriage, the Family and Its Meaning
American Ways of Love
Gender Convergence and Role Equity
Communication in Intimate Relationships
Dating, Single Life, and Mate Selection
Marriage, Intimacy, Expectations, and the Fully Functioning Person
Human Sexuality
Family Planning, Pregnancy, and Birth
The Challenge of Parenthood
Family Life Stages: Middle Age to Surviving Spouse
The Importance of Making Sound Economic Decisions
The Dual-Worker Family: The Real American Revolution
Family Crises
The Dissolution of Marriage
Remarriage: A Growing Way of American Life
Actively Seeking Marital Growth and Fulfillment
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Contraceptive Methods
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