Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The traditional means to attain intimacy through dictated marriage were historically fulfilled by society and parents who betrothed their children. Societal and parental dictated norms usurped the individual's freedom and required living up to externally mandated expectations of behavior. Today's system of intimacy departs dramatically from the traditional model. Today's model is formed by the individual who freely meets his/her own needs regardless of age or historically based, societal or cultural standards of expected conduct. Today's mode of living gives an individual the freedom to pursue, court and marry based solely upon his/her own needs, expectations and love.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert L. Frank
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©1983 Mark A. Dix
Dix, Mark A., "In search of intimacy" (1983). Graduate Research Papers. 2188.