When Your Gay or Lesbian Child Marries: A Guide for Parents

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781442254183: When Your Gay or Lesbian Child Marries: A Guide for Parents
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Massachusetts became the first state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004, and after the landmark decision of Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015, same-sex marriage is legal in all fifty states. More than 70,000 same-sex couples have married in the U.S. Although these couples have the right to marry, it is not without its costs to their families, particularly to their relationships with their parents. Some parents may not accept their child’s decisions; others don’t understand how marriage may be different for their children or the obstacles that they may face in being part of a same-sex union.

When Your Gay or Lesbian Child Marries: A Guide for Parents examines how same-sex marriage changes the relationships between parents and their gay or lesbian adult children. It is also a guide for parents to better understand how parent/child bonds are transformed from the time of the child “coming out of the closet” to the raising of his or her own children. It will also serve to help parents understand the contours of same-sex marriage and their child’s struggles as he or she navigates marriage, parenthood, and family relationships over time. Based on interviews with married (or previously married) gay men and women who had at least one parent alive during their marriage as well as parents who have both a married gay/lesbian child and a married heterosexual child, the author offers stories from people who illustrate a range of experiences. From coming out, to raising children, from wedding day ceremonies to separations and divorce, the stories found in these pages show how families can come together or fall apart, but also offer hope and guidance for those who want to be supportive parents and in-laws, and to adult children who hope to maintain healthy relationships with their parents after marriage.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Deborah M. Merrill is professor of sociology at Clark University. She is the author of Mothers-in-Law and Daughters-in-Law: Understanding the Relationship and What Makes Them Friends or Foe and Caring for Elderly Parents: Juggling Work, Family, and Care Giving in Middle And Working Class Families. She is also the author of When Your Children MarryHow Marriage Changes Relationships with Sons and Daughters.

Review:

[The] new research . . . published in Merrill’s latest book, When Your Gay or Lesbian Child Marries: A Guide for Parents . . . is actually quite astounding. (LAVENDER)

Merrill's new analysis of changes in parent-adult relationships when a homosexual child marries builds on her valuable and insightful parallel study of what happens to parent-child relationships when a heterosexual child marries. She finds, at least for parents whose relationships survive the child's 'coming out,' that paradoxically, parents of lesbian daughters gain a loving daughter with fewer of the strains that often emerge when a son-in-law arrives to compete for their daughter's attention, and parents of gay sons not only gain another son but are much less likely to suffer the fate of many parents of sons, who see their child absorbed into his wife's family. Its implications go far beyond the focal question about how to survive the marriage of a homosexual child, by raising questions about the ways gender structures so many family relationships. (Fran Goldscheider, Brown University)

This book is a must read for anyone who wants to know more about gay and lesbian couples and their families. It is thorough, well written, and relevant to today’s changing world. It is a particularly important book for parents who have gay and lesbian adult children – they will learn a great deal from reading it. (Jane Ariel, PhD, psychology professor, Wright Institute in Berkeley)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

MERRILL, DEBORAH M.
Published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 1442254181 ISBN 13: 9781442254183
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1442254181

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Deborah M. Merrill
Published by ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1442254181 ISBN 13: 9781442254183
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Massachusetts became the first state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004, and after the landmark decision of Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015, same-sex marriage is legal in all fifty states. More than 70,000 same-sex couples have married in the U.S. Although these couples have the right to marry, it is not without its costs to their families, particularly to their relationships with their parents. Some parents may not accept their child s decisions; others don t understand how marriage may be different for their children or the obstacles that they may face in being part of a same-sex union. When Your Gay or Lesbian Child Marries: A Guide for Parents examines how same-sex marriage changes the relationships between parents and their gay or lesbian adult children. It is also a guide for parents to better understand how parent/child bonds are transformed from the time of the child coming out of the closet to the raising of his or her own children. It will also serve to help parents understand the contours of same-sex marriage and their child s struggles as he or she navigates marriage, parenthood, and family relationships over time. Based on interviews with married (or previously married) gay men and women who had at least one parent alive during their marriage as well as parents who have both a married gay/lesbian child and a married heterosexual child, the author offers stories from people who illustrate a range of experiences. From coming out, to raising children, from wedding day ceremonies to separations and divorce, the stories found in these pages show how families can come together or fall apart, but also offer hope and guidance for those who want to be supportive parents and in-laws, and to adult children who hope to maintain healthy relationships with their parents after marriage. Seller Inventory # ANB9781442254183

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Deborah M. Merrill
Published by ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1442254181 ISBN 13: 9781442254183
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Massachusetts became the first state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004, and after the landmark decision of Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015, same-sex marriage is legal in all fifty states. More than 70,000 same-sex couples have married in the U.S. Although these couples have the right to marry, it is not without its costs to their families, particularly to their relationships with their parents. Some parents may not accept their child s decisions; others don t understand how marriage may be different for their children or the obstacles that they may face in being part of a same-sex union. When Your Gay or Lesbian Child Marries: A Guide for Parents examines how same-sex marriage changes the relationships between parents and their gay or lesbian adult children. It is also a guide for parents to better understand how parent/child bonds are transformed from the time of the child coming out of the closet to the raising of his or her own children. It will also serve to help parents understand the contours of same-sex marriage and their child s struggles as he or she navigates marriage, parenthood, and family relationships over time. Based on interviews with married (or previously married) gay men and women who had at least one parent alive during their marriage as well as parents who have both a married gay/lesbian child and a married heterosexual child, the author offers stories from people who illustrate a range of experiences. From coming out, to raising children, from wedding day ceremonies to separations and divorce, the stories found in these pages show how families can come together or fall apart, but also offer hope and guidance for those who want to be supportive parents and in-laws, and to adult children who hope to maintain healthy relationships with their parents after marriage. Seller Inventory # ANB9781442254183

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Deborah M. Merrill
Published by Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN 10: 1442254181 ISBN 13: 9781442254183
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781442254183

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.24
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Merrill, Deborah M.
ISBN 10: 1442254181 ISBN 13: 9781442254183
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TR-9781442254183

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Merrill, Deborah M.
ISBN 10: 1442254181 ISBN 13: 9781442254183
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2016. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781442254183

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Merrill Clark University, Deborah M.
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 1442254181 ISBN 13: 9781442254183
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1442254181 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132701310

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Merrill, Deborah M.
Published by Rowman and Littlefield (2016)
ISBN 10: 1442254181 ISBN 13: 9781442254183
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman and Littlefield, 2016. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CW-9781442254183

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

MERRILL, DEBORAH M.
Published by RL (2016)
ISBN 10: 1442254181 ISBN 13: 9781442254183
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RL, 2016. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9781442254183 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01300741

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.65
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Merrill, Deborah M.
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc (2016)
ISBN 10: 1442254181 ISBN 13: 9781442254183
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 188 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1442254181

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book