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This book provides timely, practical, and high-interest information about marriages, families, and intimate relationships, in an engaging format that is easy to use and learn from.
Marriages, Families, & Intimate Relationships: A Practical Introduction discusses fundamental concepts and insights from across the social sciences. It also attempts to engage students with high- interest, useful information and to answer the questions that matter greatly to them.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: SEEKING: Finding Happiness in Relationships in a Complex World
Chapter 2: UNDERSTANDING: Learning about Intimate Behavior
Chapter 3: GENDER: The Meanings of Masculinity & Femininity
Chapter 4: INVOLVEMENT: Dating, Pairing, & Courtship
Chapter 5: LOVE: The Many Faces
Chapter 6: COMMUNICATION: Realizing Effective Intimacy
Chapter 7: SEXUALITY: Interpersonal Sexuality, Sexual Values, & Behavior
Chapter 8: MARRIAGE: The Ultimate Commitment?
Chapter 9: VARIATIONS: Nonmarital Families & Households
Chapter 10: REPRODUCTION: Decisions about Having or Not Having Children
Chapter 11: PARENTING: Children, Families, & Generations
Chapter 12: WORK: Economics, Jobs, & Balancing Family Demands
Chapter 13: CRISES: Managing Stress, Disaster, Violence, & Abuse
Chapter 14: UNCOUPLING: Separation & Divorce
Chapter 15: REMARRIAGE: Renewed & Blended Families
- Human Sexual Response
- Sexual Dysfunctions
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Reducing Risks of Acquiring STDs
- Contraceptive Choices
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