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Relationships in Older Adulthood

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Relationships in Older Adulthood Given increases in longevity, today's older adults face the possibility of acquiring and maintaining  relationships far longer than during any other time in modern history. For instance, nearly 1 in 10  adults over the age of 65 has a child who is at least age 65. Nurturing long-term family relationships  can bring both rewards and challenges. Over the decades, sibling rivalry may disappear and give  way to peaceful relationships, while younger adults may feel the strain of trying to care for their aging  and ailing parents, grandparents, and other relatives. Still, most young people report satisfying  relationships with their older family members. Marriage and family People sometimes refer to older adult marriages and families as “retirement marriages” or  “retirement families.” In such families the following demographics typically hold true: 
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  • Fall '09
  • staff
  • older adulthood, older family members, older age group, older adult marriages, older adult marriages., Nurturing long­term family

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