Marriages and Families: Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths

Hardcover | September 23, 2013

byDavid Olson, John Defrain, Linda Skogrand

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Since the first edition in 1994, Marriages and Families: Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths has helped thousands of college students learn how to create and maintain enduring intimate relationships. Three distinctive themes of intimacy, marital and family strengths, and diversity are woven throughout the text, with the goal of integrating research, theory, and practical ideas to promote healthy and productive relationships.

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Since the first edition in 1994, Marriages and Families: Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths has helped thousands of college students learn how to create and maintain enduring intimate relationships. Three distinctive themes of intimacy, marital and family strengths, and diversity are woven throughout the text, with the goal of integrat...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:10.1 × 8.8 × 1.1 inPublished:September 23, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007802692X

ISBN - 13:9780078026928

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Table of Contents

Olson/DeFrain/Skogrand Marriages and Families 8eTable of Contents

Part 1 The Social Context of Intimate Relationships

Chapter 1 Perspectives on Intimate Relationships

Chapter 2 Cultural Diversity and Diversity in Family Structure: 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: Joys and Challenges

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 Worldwide

Appendix A Couple and Family Scales

Appendix B Family Science and Family Research Methods

Glossary

References

Credits

Name Index

Subject Index