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Marriage in Old Age
Essays in Developmental Psychology
Randall Summers, Charles Golden, Lisa Lashley, & Erica Ailes
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As closely interactive cohorts throughout their adult lives, husbands and wives have been seen to become even closer confidants and partners in older age. These changes may predominate after retirement and the loss of daily work practices and professional systems. Older couples have frequently shared a considerable quantity of time with one another, and subsequently are able to call forth collective memories and years of intercommunications. In addition, older adult couples usually report less conflicts, and appear to acquire more meaning out of their spousal relationships. They also report less psychological distress and rates of illness than older singles. These benefits appear to be chiefly noticeable in later life.
collective memories, confidants and partners, intercommunication, marriage, old age, psychological distress, rates of illness, spousal relationships
Fornalski, N. M.,
Lashley, L. K.,
Golden, C. J.
(2020). Marriage in Old Age. Essays in Developmental Psychology.
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