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Family Relationships in Young Adulthood

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

Early adulthood is marked by exploration and experimentation in new roles, and frequent, fast-paced, life-course changes. Most young adults have not “settled down,” but experience frequent changes in life circumstances, including home-leaving, moving into and out of romantic ...

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