One’s Company; Two’s a Crowd Skills in Living Alone Groups

  • Laura Primakoff


Singleness and living alone are rapidly growing phenomena in our society (Stein, 1976). This is reflective of changes in life-style and values taking place on a societal level in the United States. Our society is beginning to experience some dramatic structural changes in the nature of people’s social relationships and living arrangements that entail more and more people living outside the traditional context of marriage and romantic love; 1 of every 5 American households consists of just one person (Going it Alone,September 4, 1978, p. 76). (This figure does not include the sizeable number of single-parent households.) This may represent a type of sociological evolution in the latter part of the twentieth century, when for a variety of social, cultural, and economic reasons, for a growing minority of the population, the individual constitutes the social unit, rather than the family or the couple.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Primakoff
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  1. 1.Center for Cognitive Therapy, Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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