Wedlocked? : Intervention and Research in Marriage

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Major changes are taking place in the nature of modern marriage. This work analyses these changes in the context of both research and intervention. The emphasis is upon connecting marriage as an institution with marriage as a relationship, experienced and understood in different ways by individuals and society. The book considers how marriages are formed, how and why some continue and others are ended and the ways in which the satisfactions, tensions and ambivalences in intimate relationships are resolved. Drawing upon the work of sociologists, psychologists and psychotherapists, the book aims to present a new approach to research and intervention in more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 284g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • references
  • 0745603114
  • 9780745603117

Table of contents

Part I: Approaching the Problem 1. Developing a Joint Perspective 2. Focussing on Marriage 3. Wedlocked? P art II: Processes and Structures in Marriage through the Life Course 1. Ideologies of Marriage and Partnership 2. Sources of Marital Variation 3. Marital Tensions 4. Hope versus Experience? P art III: Choices and Consequences in Couple Relationships 1. Opportunities and Obligations 2. Issues in Intervention 3. Consultation Part IV: An Organizational Framework for Research and Intervention 1. Issues in Practice 2. Problems of Research Part V: Consultation about Marriage 1. Marriage, Marital Problems and Social Policy 2. Consulting about Research and Intervention more