Cross-sex friendship: Four basic challenges of an ignored relationship

  title={Cross-sex friendship: Four basic challenges of an ignored relationship},
  author={J. O'meara},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Cross-sex friendship is a generally ignored yet significant close relationship in American culture. This paper is primarily a call to social scientists for attention to this relationship. The paper discusses the reasons for a lack of attention to this close relationship, and delineates the significance of cross-sex friendship as a focus of analysis for social scientists interested in the field of personal relationships. An initial exploration of the nature of cross-sex friendship is achieved… Expand
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