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Friendships are obviously an important part of our relationships, not only in childhood and adolescence, but throughout life; but how much thought have you given to understanding what motivates friendships in adulthood and what makes them tick? Well, this book attempts to shed light on the nature of these extremely valuable and sustaining interactions with the intention of enriching and protecting them. If you have been lucky, maybe wise is a better word, you have maintained friendships with individuals of both sexes from the past and present, no matter how old you are, or who are at the center of your emotional live.

Incorporating the information in this book about the nature of friendships, in childhood and adulthood, will only double your efforts to make new friends and keep the old ones.

Based on fifty years of study of human nature through his work as a therapist, teacher and friend; Board Certified Adult and Child Psychiatrist and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego, Calvin Colarusso M.D. is uniquely qualified to address the subject. Multiple clinical examples illustrate the dynamics that underlie friendships.

Think of this book as a way to enrich your friendships, and thus your life.

Friendships in Adulthood provides the following information, and more:

  • A definition of friendship
  • A description of how the nature of friendships changes throughout the life cycle.
  • The fluidity of friendships in childhood.
  • The vital role of friendships in adolescence and young adulthood.
  • The nature and difficulties of couples friendships.
  • Adult friends serving as reality checks.
  • The role of friendships in old age.
©2012 Calvin A. Colarusso, M.D. (P)2012 Calvin A. Colarusso, M.D.

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