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Unformatted text preview: *Professional TYPES OF SINGLES: STEIN *Voluntary temporary *Voluntary stable *Involuntary temporary singles *Involuntary stable singles TYPES OF SINGLE AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN: STAPLES *Free-floating *Single in an open couple relationship *Single in an closed couple relationship *Committed Single *Accommodationist ADVANTAGES OF SINGLEHOOD DISADVANTAGES OF SINGLEHOOD HETEROSEXUAL COHABITATION * Patterns of Cohabitation *Characteristics of Cohabitants Age Marital status Child status Social class Ethnicity Reasons Why People Cohabitate Cohabitation and Marital Stability *More Like to Stay Together *No Effect on Marriage *Less Likely to Stay Together ADVANTAGES OF COHABITATION *Personal knowledge *Interpersonal skills *Emotional maturity *Realistic expectations *Sharing responsibilities DISADVANTAGES OF COHABITATION *Little social support *Conflict *Limit relationships *Differing expectations *Legal ambiguity *Breaking up *Violence LESBIAN AND GAY RELATIONSHIPS...
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- Spring '08