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Unformatted text preview: Group needs and individual freedom . The person needs enough space of free movement within the group to pursue personal goals and satisfy personal wants. Adapting individual and group needs. How the person's adjustment to the group is made dependes on the character of the group, the position of the person within the group, and the character of the individual person. Special properties of the marriage group . Smallness of the grou p. This makes it highly interdependent. The group touches central regions of the person. Marriage affefcts the person's entire physical and social existence. Intimate relation between members. Combined, these three elements usually create a closely integrated social unit. On one hand this means increased identification with the group and a readiness to stand together; on the other hand, it may mean greater sensitivity to the shortcomings of the other or of oneself in the relationship....
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- Fall '09