"Howe does a superb job of keeping students reminded of the multiple influences on family and individual. Many textbooks are missing this organizational element."
"I like that the author blends history, anthropology, psychology, biology & sociology into one text. It is how this topic must be addressed."
"I like how the author is careful to address different ethnicities and types of couples (e.g., multi-racial; gay/lesbian; etc.), esp. vis-à-vis the standard North American family."
"The author found ways to bring 'the self' into the discussion on relationships. Students really need to relate, and the author finds many ways to open that up for students."