Families: What Makes Them Work

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A major new book in family studies, that concentrates on how 'normal' families work -- their strengths and weaknesses, the kinds of crises and stresses with which they cope, and the changes that come over them during seven stages of their life cycle. Over one thousand families were studied in order to reveal the true complexity of family life by maintaining the separate perspectives of husbands, wives, and adolescent children.

'...this book should be read by all who are concerned with family stress, family integration, and coping behaviors in functioning families.' -- Choice, May 1984

'...the book is indeed destined to be a classic reference work that belongs in every family specialist's library.' -- The Am

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