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Buddy SystemUnderstanding Male Friendships$
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Geoffrey Greif

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.001.0001

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What Do Men Learn From Their Fathers About Friendships?

What Do Men Learn From Their Fathers About Friendships?

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(p.95) 4 What Do Men Learn From Their Fathers About Friendships?
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Buddy System
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Geoffrey L. Greif

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.003.0005

This chapter discusses the influence of fathers, both positive and negative, on how men make friends. Some men want to emulate what their dads do while others distance themselves from their fathers as role models. Some men were raised by dads with many friends, while others by dads who were isolated or who never had time for friends because they worked all the time and dedicated their free time to their family. The chapter concludes with wisdom about friendships accrued from the fathers.

Keywords:   men, fathers, dads, role models, free time, family, wisdom

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