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Merrill, Deborah M., 1962-
When your children marry : how marriage changes relationships with sons and daughters / Deborah M. Merrill
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ519 .M47 2011    DUE 04-26-12 BILLED
Subject(s) Marriage
Parent and adult child
Intergenerational relations
Alternative lifestyles
Physical Description x, 171 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-165) and index
Contents Introduction -- Illustrations of intergenerational relationships -- Relationships between parents and adult children -- Gender differences in contact with parents and in-laws : do couples see more of her family than his? -- "A daughter is a daughter all of her life, but a son is a son 'til he takes him a wife" : "myth or reality" -- The effect of marriage on intergenerational relationships -- The challenges for mothers in parent and adult child relationships -- The evolution of intergenerational relationships following children's marriages -- Divorce and later life families -- Advice to mothers for maintaining intergenerational relationships -- Reciprocal effects? : how do intergenerational relationships affect adult children's marriages? -- Conclusion

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