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This edition: Family & Marital Typologies & Communication

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Episode Details

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)