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Aunts and Uncles, Relationships with

  • By: Robert M. Milardo
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Family scholars are only recently beginning to understand the roles of aunts and uncles in families, when and how their relationships with nieces and nephews develop, and how these relationships spill over to influence other family members. Three broad issues are ...

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