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Choices in Relationships

Choices in Relationships

Fourteenth Edition

February 2023 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Choices in Relationships takes readers through the lifespan of relationships, marriages, and families, and utilizes research to help them make deliberate, informed choices in their interpersonal relationships. Drawing on extensive research, authors David Knox, Caroline Schacht, and I. Joyce Chang challenge students to think critically about the choice-making process, consider the consequences involved with choices, view situations in a positive light, and understand that not making a choice is a choice after all. The Fourteenth Edition features over 800 new citations, increased emphasis and discussion of diversity and inclusion throughout each chapter, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals, couples, and families.

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CHAPTER 1: Choices in Relationships: An Introduction to Marriage and the Family
CHAPTER 2: Love Relationships
CHAPTER 3: Gender Diversity and Relationships
CHAPTER 4: Singlehood, Cohabitation, and Living Apart Together
CHAPTER 5: Selecting a Partner
CHAPTER 6: Diversity in Marriages and Families
CHAPTER 7: LGBTQIA+ Relationships
CHAPTER 8: Communication and Technology in Relationships
CHAPTER 9: Sexuality in Relationships
CHAPTER 10: Violent and Abusive Relationships
CHAPTER 11: Planning Children
CHAPTER 12: Diversity in Parenting
CHAPTER 13: Employment and Relationships
CHAPTER 14: Stress, Crisis, and Resilience in Relationships
CHAPTER 15: Divorce, Remarriage, and Stepfamilies
CHAPTER 16: The Later Years


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"Choices in Relationships is a substantive textbook about relationships; it provides solid information about what students need to understand in terms of relationship theories, being proactive about their own relationship choices, and how to navigate contemporary relationships."

Rhonda Buckley
Texas Woman’s University

"Choices in Relationships covers the first three levels of Bloom's taxonomy of learning. Perfect for a 100-level course. A review of multiple, applicable areas in a college student's life. This textbook is a backbone of knowledge for CDFS majors/minors."

Dan Moen
Minnesota State University, Mankato

"Choices in Relationships is inclusive of the LGBTQIA experience and mindful of diversity."

Heather Griffiths
Fayetteville State University

"Easy to engage a student learner, elaborate and insightful."

Chara Doyle
Rowan College at Gloucester County

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