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Friendships in Late Adulthood

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

For many persons, both friends and family are important for fulfillment of social needs and maintenance of well-being throughout the life cycle. Yet, by late adulthood, people vary in the degree to which friends are available in their social networks as ...

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