Overview1. Human Intimacy in the Brave New World of Family Diversity. 2. Human Intimacy, Relationships, Marriage, and the Family. 3. American Ways of Love. 4. Gender Convergence and Role Equity. 5. Communications in Intimate Relationships. 6. Dating, Single Life, and Mate Selection. 7. Marriage, Intimacy, Expectations, and the Fully Functioning Person. 8. Human Sexuality. 9. Family Planning, Pregnancy, and Birth. 10. The Challenge of Parenthood. 11. Family Life Stages: Middle Age to Surviving Spouse. 12. The Importance of Making Sound Economic Decisions. 13. The Dual-Earner Family: The Real American Revolution. 14. Family Crises. 15. The Dissolution of Marriage. 16. Remarriage: A Growing Way of American Life. 17. Actively Seeking Marital Growth and Fulfillment. Appendix A: Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Appendix B: Contraceptive Methods.