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This text combines a positive and practical approach to the study of marriage and family life. It is based on extensive and up-to-date research as reported in the journals and monographs. It shows how sociological theories apply to the various topics. Thus, it not only provides students with a basic understanding of marriage and family life, but also helps them apply this knowledge to enrich their lives and nurture their own intimate relationships.
Marriage and Family: The Quest for Intimacy, 9e
Part 1 The Context of Intimacy
CHAPTER 1: Marriage and Family in America: Needs, Myths, and Dreams
CHAPTER 2: Diversity in Families
CHAPTER 3: Gender Roles: Foundation for Intimacy
CHAPTER 4: Sexuality
Part 2 Seeking Intimate Relationships
CHAPTER 5 Getting Involved
CHAPTER 6: Falling in Love
CHAPTER 7: Selecting a Life Partner
Part 3 Intimacy in Marriage and Family Life
CHAPTER 8: Getting Married
CHAPTER 9: The Challenge of Communication
CHAPTER 10 Power and Conflict in Marriage
CHAPTER 11 Work and Home
CHAPTER 12 Becoming a Parent
Part 4 Challenges to Intimacy
CHAPTER 13: Family Crises
CHAPTER 14: Separation and Divorce
CHAPTER 15: Remarriage and Stepfamilies
Part 5 The Lifelong Quest
CHAPTER 16: Intimacy in the Later Years
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