This is the 7th edition with a publication date of 11/2/2010.
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Marriages and Families : Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths
Marriages and Families: Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths
This introduction to marriages and families accentuates the positive aspects of relationships and focuses on enriching students knowledge and experience in building strong, successful couple and family relationships. The authors, both seasoned family scholars and therapists, integrate research, theory, and practical application with an interdisciplinary perspective on marriage and family.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Social Context of Intimate Relationships
Chapter 1. Perspectives on Intimate Relationships
Chapter 2. Cultural Diversity: Family Strengths and Challenges
Chapter 3. Understanding Marriage and Family Dynamics
Part 2: Dynamics of Intimate Relationships
Chapter 4. Communication and Intimacy
Chapter 5. Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Chapter 6. Sexual Intimacy
Chapter 7. Gender Roles and Power in the Family
Chapter 8. Managing Economic Resources
Part 3. Stages of Intimate Relationships
Chapter 9. Friendship, Intimacy, and Singlehood
Chapter 10. Dating, Mate Selection, and Living Together
Chapter 11. Marriage: Building a Strong Foundation
Chapter 12. Parenthood: Satisfaction and Challenge
Chapter 13. Midlife and Older Couples
Part 4. Challenges and Opportunities
Chapter 14. Stress, Abuse, and Family Problems
Chapter 15. Divorce, Single-Parent Families, and Stepfamilies
Chapter 16. Strengthening Marriages and Families
Appendix A. Couple and Family Scales
Appendix B. Family Science and Family Research Methods