6 MYPP11SiblingsFriends10.ppt

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Sibling and Friendship  Relationships in the elderly Golden Girls, “My Brother, My Father.”
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Sibling Relationship Most enduring relationship Not chosen Siblings have known each other almost all  of their lives
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Bond between Adult Siblings Long shared history Peer relationship Mutual helping relationship Degree of closeness Sisters Sister-brother Brother Shared care for parents can bring siblings  closer (or not)
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Sibling Support Emotional support more important than  frequency of contact or practical support The majority of older adults have at least  one sibling who lives nearby Sibling is often seen as a friend Marital problems may prompt  reconnection Sibling marriage partners affect  relationship
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Siblings in Later Life Widows may rely more on siblings than  children
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course FMSC 432 taught by Professor Dr.wallen during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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