Detailed Contents viii
Tables and Figures x
1 Introduction to Family Conflict 1
2 Marital Conflict 22
3 Interparental Conflict, Post-Divorce, and Stepfamilies 52
4 Conflict between Parents and Children 82
5 Siblings in Conflict 113
6 Conflict in the Face of Family Challenges: Work-Family Interface, Health & Disability, and Family Resilience 141
Brett Laursen, Florida Atlantic University
"This is an excellent piece of well-balanced, integrative scholarship. The writing is precise yet engaging and the book will be an excellent introduction to family conflict for people new to the area and a useful resource for people already familiar with the topic."
John Caughlin, University of Illinois
- Student-friendly introduction to the topic of conflict in families.
- Brings together key research from family communication in a digestible form for the classroom.
- Covers conflict between different kinds of family members, key settings in which conflict tends to occur, and communication strategies for family conflict management.
- Written by two leading scholars in this area.