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Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships, Books a la Carte Edition / Edition 3

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205879113
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/27/2012
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 10.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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


  1. Human Sexual Response
  2. Sexual Dysfunctions
  3. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  4. Reducing Risks of Acquiring STDs
  5. Contraceptive Choices
  6. Abortion

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