FAMILIES AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS
Nick.'s family is one of millions around the glqbe experiencing major change as a result of divorce, death, or some other significant event. In this chapter, we examine the increasing complexity and diversity of contemporary families in the United States and other nations. Pressing social issues such as divorce, child care, and new reproductive technologies will be used as examples of how families and intimate relationships continue to change. Before reading on, test your knowledge about some contemporary trends in U.S. family life.