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Wyndol Furman & Jessica K. Winkles

In: Relationship Pathways: From Adolescence to Young Adulthood

Chapter 9: Transformations in Heterosexual Romantic Relationships across the Transition into Adulthood: “Meet Me at the Bleachers … I Mean the Bar”

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Transformations in Heterosexual Romantic Relationships across the Transition into Adulthood: “Meet Me at the Bleachers … I Mean the Bar”
Transformations in heterosexual romantic relationships across the transition into adulthood: “Meet me at the bleachers … i mean the bar”
WyndolFurmanJessica K.Winkles

One of the most striking differences between adolescence and early adulthood is the change in romantic relationships. In most Western cultures, romantic relationships first appear in adolescence, but they become increasingly interdependent and committed in early adulthood. In the present chapter, we review the theories and existing empirical literature on changes in heterosexual romantic relationships and experiences from adolescence to early adulthood, and outline directions for subsequent research.

For the sake of brevity, we use the term romantic relationships, but we are primarily referring to ...

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