Family Relationships: A Life Span Development Approach [NOTES Part 2] - 4.0ed the course

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Department
Family and Child Sciences
Course
FAD 2230
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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Building Relationships – Chapter 3  Being single • Single: a person who has never married, is divorced, or is widowed → There is a difference between being single by choice, or because of circumstance  • Types of Single → Voluntary Temporary Singles: unmarried adults who may be delaying marriage while  pursuing education or establishing a career  → Voluntary Stable Singles: unmarried adults desiring a single (unmarried) lifestyle  → Involuntary Temporary Singles: singles actively searching for a mate but unable to find a  suitable one  → Involuntary Stable Singles: unmarried adults who can expect to be single for life even  though they may not want to be   Friendships • Provide valuable support while you’re single and partnered  • Female friendships: more intimate, relationship focused • Male friendships: less intimate activity focused  • Cross­sex friendships: more common today than in past generations; can be complicated with  tensions   Evolution of Dating • Calling: young man visiting in a woman’s home; very supervised  • Dating: occur in social settings outside of the home, can occur in pairs or in groups; mainly  started during the industrial revolution  • Cohabitating: committed couples who are living together but are not married   Who do we date? • Homogamy: people who are similar on characteristics such as ethnicity, social class values;  someone who isn’t different • Propinquity: geographic closeness • Pool of elig
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