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The Mating Game is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience. It progresses beyond a psychological or biological/physiological stance and encompasses a wide array of disciplines. The comprehensive review and up-to-date information contained in The Mating Game not only provides answers to questions about important life events but also encourages readers' interest in the field of interpersonal relationships and human mating.

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The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage, Second Edition, is the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary, introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience. It progresses beyond a psychological or biological/physiological stance and encompasses a wide array of disciplines. This comprehensive review of theory and empirical research takes an integrated perspective on ...

Conflict and Dissolution
Conflict and dissolution

Simply because most people actively seek long-term romantic relationships (and eventually form at least one) does not necessarily mean that those relationships will function smoothly or last forever. The process of relationship development can sometimes be “bumpy” and tension may develop between partners in even the most committed and loving of relationships. In this chapter, we examine the topic of conflict, including the events that occur during conflict and how couples manage conflict. We also consider relationship dissolution—from the sequence of events involved in breakups to the ways in ...

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