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Contents Preface ix I INTRODUCING FAMILY COMMUNICATION AND BASIC FAMILY PROCESSES 1 Defining Family Communication and Family Functioning 3 2 Theoretical Perspectives on Family Communication 27 3 Family Interaction Patterns: Norms and Networks, Routines and Rituals, Stories and Secrets 51 4 Family Interaction Processes: Power, Decision Making, Conflict, and Intimacy 75 II COMMUNICATION IN FAMILY SUBSYSTEMS 5 Courtship and Mate Selection 103 6 Marriage and Intimate Partnerships 130 7 Parent--Child Relationships 157 8 Sibling and Extended-Family Relationships 181 III COMMUNICATION DURING FAMILY STRESS 9 Models of Family Stress and Coping 207 10 Normative and Nonnormative Family Stressors 230 11 Divorce 253 12 Renegotiating Family Communication: Remarriage and Stepfamilies 275 IV FAMILY INTERACTION, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING 13 Family Interaction and Mental Health 301 14 Family Interaction and Physical Health 324 15 Family Violence and Abuse 346 16 Improving Family Communication and Family Relationships 370 Appendix 391 References 409 Author Index 469 Subject Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Communication in the family.
Family -- Research.