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

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/1/2000
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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THE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY EXPERIENCE is an engaging, student friendly, four-color Marriage and Family best seller. The text's up-to-date material, real-life cross-cultural examples, and balanced presentation make it an accessible and compelling read for the Marriage and Family student. It successfully bridges all elements of the course, including intimate relationships, family policy, and family issues. The combination of the strengths fosters consistent positive student reaction and feedback.

Table of Contents

Preface xxi
About the Authors xxxi
UNIT I Meanings of Marriage and Family
The Meaning of Marriage and the Family
Studying Marriage and the Family
Dynamics and Diversity of Families
UNIT II Intimate Relationships
Contemporary Gender Roles
Friendship, Love, and Commitment
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Singlehood, Pairing, and Cohabitation
UNIT III Family Life
Understanding Sexuality
Pregnancy and Parenting
Family Processes, Family Life Cycles
Marriage, Work, and Economics
UNIT IV Family Challenges and Strengths
Family Violence and Sexual Abuse
Coming Apart: Separation and Divorce
New Beginnings: Single-Parent Families, Remarriages, and Blended Families
Marriage and Family Strengths and Needs
Appendix A Sexual Structure and the Sexual Response Cycle 611(6)
Appendix B Choosing a Method of Birth Control 617(12)
Appendix C Pregnancy, Conception, and Fetal Development 629(4)
Appendix D Family Matters 633(8)
Glossary 641(18)
Bibliography 659(58)
Indexes 717

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