This edition: Family & Marital Typologies & Communication
Describes the characteristics of various family and marital typologies. Lehr's family types - open, closed and random – are explained. Discussion explores three types of couple/partner relationships: traditional, independent, and separate. Topics also include the question of whether couple types shift over time and whether the same models can be applied to homosexual couples.
Featured interview: Professor Mary Anne Fitzpatrick (University of Wisconsin - Madison)