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The role of the family in establishing patterns of intimacy

April 1, 2012

“…the family, of which nearly every person is a member, is a medium for establishing patterns of intimacy throughout the life span. Its many events, both anticipated and unexpected, require that adjustments be made, that changes and growth take place.”

Ref: 111 Sharan B. Merriam, Ed. (1983) Themes of Adulthood through literature. Teachers College Press, New


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