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Alternative Relationship Life Styles

  • By: Alison Hatch
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

A relationship lifestyle is considered alternative if it varies from what society deems as the cultural norm. In current U.S. cultural context, an alternative relationship lifestyle is one that does not fit the heterosexual nuclear family model in which there is ...

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