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Social networks are links between people based on common interests rather than on kinship. These networks meet needs that nuclear and extended families do not and cannot. Involvement in a community provides social support, and is therefore protective of mental health, whether or not one lives in a family (Cacioppo and Patrick, 2008).

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Paris, J. (2013). Building Social Networks. In: Psychotherapy in an Age of Narcissism. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137291394_9

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