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When Your Children Marry: How Marriage Changes Relationships with Sons and Daughters

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Based on interviews with married adult children, both sons and daughters, and mothers who have at least one married son and one married daughter, this book examines how marriage changes relationships with parents. The author demonstrates that while most mothers do not feel that they 'lose' their sons following marriage, the relationships...

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About the Author

\Deborah M. Merrill is associate professor of sociology at Clark University. She is the author of Mothers-in-Law and Daughters-in-Law: Understanding the Relationship and What Makes Them Friends or Foe and Caring for Elderly Parents: Juggling Work, Family, and Care Giving in Middle And Working Class Families.

Table of 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442210943
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Life Stages - Adolescence
Author:
Merrill, Deborah M.
Author:
Merrill, Deborah
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Parent and adult child
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Self Help-Family Issues
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Parenting Teens
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Family Relationships
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - Motherhood
Publication Date:
August 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
184

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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Mothering
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Parenting Teens
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Family Issues
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Relationships
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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