Adjusting to widowhood: do social networks really make it easier?


Journal Article

Positive and negative aspects of relations with friends and family were examined among groups of widows in focus-group discussions, where relationships mentioned were coded as positive or negative. Approximately 40% of all mentions were negative, with family members receiving more negative mentions. Family relations showed commitments involving both problematic obligations and an inability to avoid undesirable behavior. Non-family relations showed flexibility, with increases in positive relationships and decreases in negative ones.

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Cited Authors

  • Morgan, DL

Published Date

  • February 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 101 - 107

PubMed ID

  • 2753366

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2753366

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1758-5341

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-9013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/geront/29.1.101


  • eng