9780534537579

The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534537579

  • ISBN10:

    053453757X

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/10/1997
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Table of Contents

Preface xxi
From the Authors xxvii
UNIT I Meanings of Marriage and Family
The Meaning of Marriage and the Family
2(36)
Studying Marriage and the Family
38(38)
Contemporary Gender Roles
76(28)
UNIT II Intimate Relationships
Friendship, Love, and Commitment
104(30)
Communication and Conflict Resolution
134(34)
Pairing and Singlehood
168(34)
Understanding Sexuality
202(52)
UNIT III Family Life
Pregnancy and Childbirth
254(32)
Marriage as Process: Family Life Cycles
286(38)
Parents and Children
324(40)
Marriage, Work, and Economics
364(44)
UNIT IV Family Challenges and Strengths
Families and Wellness
408(42)
Family Violence and Sexual Abuse
450(36)
Coming Apart: Separation and Divorce
486(36)
New Beginnings: Single-Parent Families and Stepfamilies
522(36)
Marriage and Family Strengths
558
Appendix A Sexual Structure A-1
Appendix B The Sexual Response Cycle A-4
Appendix C Fetal Development A-8
Resource Center R-1
Glossary G-1
Bibliography B-1
Index I-1

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