Includes bibliographical references (p. -165) and index.
Locating the couple in sociological theory -- Being committed : making the decision to embark on a long-term relationship -- Money matters : work and finance -- Justifying inequality : explaining the division of housework -- Freed from the phallus? sex in relationships -- What's love got to do with it? doing intimacy -- Buying into it : leisure, lifestyle and consumption -- Conclusion.
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