PART I THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS Chapter 1 Perspectives on Intimate Relationships Chapter 2 Cultural Diversity and Diversity in Family Structure: Family Strengths and Chapter 3 Understanding Marriage and Family Dynamics
PART II DYNAMICS OF INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS Chapter 4 Communication and Intimacy Chapter 5 Conflict and Resolution Chapter 6 Sexual Intimacy Chapter 7 Gender Roles and Power in the Family Chapter 8 Managing Economic Resources
PART III STAGES OF INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS Chapter 9 Friendship, Love, 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 III CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES Chapter 14 Stress, Abuse, and Family Chapter 15 Divorce, Single-Parent Families, and Stepfamilies Chapter 16 Strengthening Marriages and Families Worldwide
APPENDICES Appendix A Couple and Family Scales Appendix B Family Science and Family Research Methods Appendix C [Online] Contraception and Abortion Options Appendix D [Online] Pregnancy and Childbirth
Glossary Name Index Subject Index
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