The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of couples and family Relationships offers keen insights into ways to confront the unique challenges of relationships in twenty-first century Western society.

Original articles from an international cast of leading relationship researchers, practitioners, educators, and policy makers link research, policy, and practice to reflect the most up-to-date knowledge of the myriad issues surrounding contemporary relationships. Themes explored include family structure versus functioning; attachment theory; divorce and family breakdown; communication and conflict; self regulation, partner regulation, and behavior change; care-giving and parenting; relationship education; and therapy and policy implications. In addition to tackling issues of love, sex, and intimacy, a number of authors focus on specific interventions that can be utilized by professionals in assisting clients achieve more fulfilling relationships.