Friendships in Adulthood

  • Calvin A. Colarusso


Friendships in childhood and adolescence are complex relationships shaped by a powerful mix of sexual and aggressive feelings and developmental pressures. From the latency phase onward, friendships are an integral part of human experience. Throughout the remainder of childhood and adulthood, including old age, the character and substance of healthy friendships are determined by the mutual need to engage and resolve major developmental tasks and themes that are specific to each phase.


Young Adulthood Developmental Task Mutual Task Righteous Indignation Neurotic Anxiety 
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© Calvin A. Colarusso 1994

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