Intimacy versus isolation is the sixth stage that Erik Erikson described in his theory of psychosocial development. Erikson suggested that this stage takes place during early adulthood between the ages of 19 and 40. During this time, friendships, dating, marriage and family play a critical role in development. By establishing successful relationships with others, people are able to experience love and intimacy. People who fail to establish such relationships might instead experience loneliness and isolation. Learn more about this stage of psychosocial development in this overview of intimacy versus isolation.
Connect With Kendra: Facebook | Twitter