Romantic relationships and loneliness in a group of South African postgraduate students

@article{Lesch2016RomanticRA,
  title={Romantic relationships and loneliness in a group of South African postgraduate students},
  author={E. Lesch and R. Casper and A. S. J. van der Watt},
  journal={South African Review of Sociology},
  year={2016},
  volume={47},
  pages={22 - 39}
}
ABSTRACT According to psychological developmental theory, the formation of a committed romantic relationship is a critical psychosocial development task for young adults. They are also socialised to believe that such a relationship is the ultimate pathway to love and psychological intimacy and they may therefore experience general and romantic loneliness in its absence. However, people in romantic relationships can also experience romantic loneliness, while single people may be romantically… Expand

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