This chapter discusses the vital role played by continuous long-term partnerships. Despite its importance as an established, sustained and central relationship, long-term marriage and non-heterosexual long-lasting partnerships remain an under-researched area. The paucity of research in this area is highlighted against the value of long-lasting relationships in the lives of older men and women. Drawing on empirical research with long-married couples, this chapter examines the ways in which older people define and construct their relationships.
University Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .