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The romantic lives of emerging adults : getting from I to we

Author: Varda Konstam
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Emerging adulthood series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The romantic lives of emerging adults are often baffling and contradictory: they prize committed and authentic relationships, yet they appear to be reluctant participants, and they prefer to foster ambiguity in their romantic relationships, even as they value honesty and clarity. This text grapples with these perplexing questions and considers the challenging economic conditions in which today's emerging adults find  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Varda Konstam
ISBN: 9780190639778 0190639776
OCLC Number: 1090428394
Description: xvi, 366 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Series forward --
Acknowledgments --
The romantic lives of emerging adults: Getting from I to We --
Identity: Becoming an I, becoming a We --
Premarital romantic commitment --
Sacrifice: An unfolding narrative --
Techno-romance and emerging adulthood --
Casual sexual relationships and experiences --
The breakup: Dissolution of premarital romantic relationships --
Pathways toward adulthood: Building roads, creating detours in work and love --
Love and living LGBTQ --
For better or ... not: Marriage and the emerging adult --
Divorce and its aftermath --
Summary and syntheses --
Appendix A --
Appendix B --
Index.
Series Title: Emerging adulthood series.
Responsibility: Varda Konstam Ph.D.

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The romantic lives of emerging adults are often baffling and contradictory: they prize committed and authentic relationships, yet they appear to be reluctant participants, and they prefer to foster ambiguity in their romantic relationships, even as they value honesty and clarity. This text grapples with these perplexing questions and considers the challenging economic conditions in which today's emerging adults find themselves.

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"Thoughtful and readable without relying on jargon. It provides a new perspective on the complexities of this developmental stage." * Choice *

 
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