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1.

Making Connections, Choosing Partners

Does everyone date for the same reasons? How does dating lead to a satisfying, long-term relationship? Listen to experts discuss these questions. Hear a real couple who made it from dating to marriage interact and share their experiences.
Online
2015; 2008
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Perspectives on the Family

Discover the world of family theory and research. See how family researchers gather data and the challenges they face. Explore various paradigms family therapists may use in their work today and the theories behind them.
Online
2015; 2007
3.

Singlehood and Other Options

Staying single and cohabitating are two ways people choose to live instead of getting married. Marriage may not be an option for some; others make a conscious choice not to marry.
Online
2015; 2008
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Divorcing

About half of couples in the United States go through divorce. Examine the process of divorce and the implications for both the adults and children involved. Discover strategies couples can use to lessen the impact.
Online
2015; 2007
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The Role of Gender

Attitudes and ideas about gender roles have changed over the years. Discover how the advent of women joining the workforce and other changes in the roles of women have influenced attitudes about gender and gender roles.
Online
2015; 2008
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Changing Families

Examine the American family from different perspectives: how a family is formed, how it functions in society, and what it provides for its members. Listen as people from different kinds of families share their experience and definition of family.
Online
2015; 2007
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Remarriage and Stepfamilies

Remarriage and stepfamilies are a complicated reality in American society. Find out what blended families do to succeed and learn about some of the challenges they face.
Online
2015; 2007
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Marriage and Commitment

Marriage is a choice that many people make in their lives. Listen as couples discuss what they do to make their marriages work and the benefits they experience from marriage.
Online
2015; 2008
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To Parent or Not to Parent

What would it mean to have children or to decide not to have them? Real couples share their decision-making processes, the challenges they faced, outcomes they now enjoy, and concerns they still have.
Online
2015; 2007
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Race, Ethnicity and Family

The United States contains people of diverse races, religions, and ethnicities. See how discrimination and stereotypes have impacted families of different cultures in the United States.
Online
2015; 2007
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Sex and Sexuality

Attitudes about sex and sexuality have been changing and continue to change. Learn about the ongoing debate in America on the issues and impacts of infidelity, sexual orientation, STDs, and sex education.
Online
2015; 2008
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Growing Older

Everyone inevitability grows older. Discover the medical, economic, and emotional issues senior citizens face. See how families and support groups can play a significant role in the life of the elderly.
Online
2015; 2007
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Families Today and Tomorrow

Explore some of the forms modern American families take. Examine the many factors that contribute to family diversity in America, including increased immigration. Hear how health care and workplace policies do not yet accommodate modern family needs.
Online
2015; 2007
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Parents and Children

The roles of parents are as important today as they have ever been. Examine the relationships between parents and their children from early childhood through adolescence.
Online
2015; 2007
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Family Violence

A family violence problem of epidemic proportions lurks behind closed doors. Discover how domestic violence impacts everyone in a family and what is being done to assist those who suffer domestic abuse.
Online
2015; 2007
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Love and Loving

What makes two people fall in love? Why does one love relationship last for decades, while another disintegrates in a few years? The perspectives of couples, therapists, and scholars are woven together to offer answers to these questions.
Online
2015; 2008