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Couples in Later Life

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

In later life, persons continue to desire and form intimate relationships that afford love, companionship, and physical intimacy. These relationships have diversified in recent decades. Older persons still may marry or remarry, but increasingly they are entering into dating, ...

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