Marriages, Families, And Intimate Relationships by Brian K. WilliamsMarriages, Families, And Intimate Relationships by Brian K. Williams

Marriages, Families, And Intimate Relationships

byBrian K. Williams, Stacey C. Sawyer, Carl M. Wahlstrom

Paperback | August 1, 2016

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Exploring How Society Impacts Our Personal Connections in the Modern World

Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships explores the question: can we still find intimate relationships in our complex world? Through an examination of the influences imposed upon modern life – an unpredictable economy, globalization, computerization, the all-pervasive media, etc. – the text attempts to pass along lessons that help students make lasting personal connections. The Fourth Edition discusses fundamental concepts and insights across social science disciplines to answer the questions that greatly matter to students. Students are engaged by high-interest, extremely useful information that blends the authors’ combined strengths: teaching, consulting, counseling, researching, and publishing. The text is based in research yet remains highly readable, exploring topics of great interest to students’ personal lives such as intimacy, family, and personal happiness in the context of their distracted, visually oriented world.


Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships: A Practical Introduction, Fourth Edition is also available via REVEL , an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.


BRIAN K. WILLIAMS is married to Stacey Sawyer, and they live near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and share an avid interest in seeing college students become well educated. Over the past two decades, they have individually or together authored more than 26 books (over 7060, counting revisions) in such subjects as health, college success, informat...
Title:Marriages, Families, And Intimate RelationshipsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 0.9 inPublished:August 1, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0134426681

ISBN - 13:9780134426686

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Table of Contents

1. Seeking: Finding Happiness in Relationships in a Complex World
2. Understanding: Learning about Intimate Behavior
3. Gender: The Meanings of Masculinity and Femininity
4. Involvement: Dating, Pairing, and Courtship
5. Love: The Many Faces
6. Communication: Realizing Effective Intimacy
7. Sexuality: Interpersonal Sexuality, Sexual Values, and Behavior
8. Marriage: The Ultimate Commitment?
9. Variations: Nonmarital Families and Households
10. Reproduction: Decisions about Having or Not Having Children
11. Parenting: Children, Families, and Generations
12. Work: Economics, Jobs, and Balancing Family Demands
13. Crises: Managing Stress, Disaster, Violence, and Abuse
14. Uncoupling: Separation and Divorce
15. Remarriage: Reinvented, Renewed, and Blended Families