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The Marriage and Family Experience is an engaging, student friendly Marriage and Family best seller. The text's up-to-date material, real-life cross-cultural examples, and balanced presentation make it an accessible and compelling read for the Marriage and Family student. It successfully bridges all elements of the course, including intimate relationships, family policy, and family issues. The combination of this classic book's strengths fosters consistent positive student reaction and feedback semester after semester.
1. The Meaning of Marriage and Family. 2. Studying Marriage and Family. 3. Dynamics and Diversity of Families. 4. Contemporary Gender Roles. 5. Friendship, Love, and Commitment . 6. Communication and Conflict Resolution. 7. Pairing and Singlehood. 8. Understanding Sexuality. 9. Family Processes, Family Life Cycles. 10. Should We or Shouldn"t We: Childbearing Patterns in the United States. 11. Experiencing Parenthood: Roles and Relationships of Parents and their Children. 12. Marriage, Work and Economics. 13. Family Violence and Sexual Abuse. 14. Coming Apart: Separation and Divorce. 15. Single Parent Families, Remarriages, and Blended Stepfamilies. 16. Marriage and Family Strengths and Needs.