Marriage and the Family: Diversity and Strengths

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
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This introduction to marriage and the family accentuates the positive aspects of relationships and focuses on enriching students knowledge and experience in building strong, successful relationships. The authors, both seasoned family scholars and therapists, integrate research, theory, and practical application with an interdisciplinary perspective of marriage and family. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on both the diversity of ethnic and cultural groups as well as the types of family structures and intimate relationships that are common today. A variety of personal assessments and end-of-chapter exercises are provided to increase student understanding of interpersonal relationships.

Table of Contents

Perspectives on Intimate Relationships
Social Environment Impact on Couples and Families
Cultural Diversity: Family Strengths and Challenges
Understanding Marriage and Family Dynamics
Friendship, Intimacy, and Singlehood
Dating, Living Together, and Mate Selection
Sexual Intimacy
Gender Roles and Power in the Family
Communication and Intimacy
Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Managing Economic Resources
Marriage: Building a Strong Foundation
Parenthood: Choices and Challenges
Midlife and Older Couples
Family Stress and Coping
Divorce and Family Problems
Single-Parent Families and Stepfamilies
Strengthening Marriages and Families Resource
Family Circumplex Scales Resource
Sexual Anatomy and Sexual Response Resource
Pregnancy and Childbirth Resource
Contraception Resource Section E: Abortion Resource
Sexually Transmissible Diseases
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