Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-29
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This comprehensive introduction to marriage and the family combines the most current research base with an emphasis on family background and diversity. It presents a positive perspective on families and focuses on the importance of public and social policy in the lives of families. Each chapter concludes with a section on public policy and critical thinking questions. The text makes research and statistics easy for students to follow and understand, and it integrates cultural diversity throughout.

Table of Contents

Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families in the Twenty-First Century
Family Backgrounds and How They Influence Us
Gender: Identity and Roles
Being Single
Attraction and Dating
Love and Mate Selection
Qualities of a Successful Marriage
Marital Relationships Over The Family Life Cycle
Work, Family Roles, and Material Resources
Power, Decision Making, and Communication
Family Planning and Parenting
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Parent-Child Relationships
Parents and Extended Family Relationships
Conflict, Family Crises, and Crisis Management
The Family and Divorce
Coming Together: Remarriage and Stepparenting
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