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Connectedness, Tension with Autonomy

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

In a symbolic sense, humans, like birds, need both a nest for stable connections and wings to soar freely toward greater autonomy. This comparison underscores how important it is for people both to become securely connected and to explore greater autonomy ...

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