the shift in Sweden would be from the Model of Independence to the Model of Emotional Interdependence. This prediction of convergence towards the Model of Emotional Interdependence is unique and needs to be tested. Further research into these questions promises to enrich our understanding of self-family-society interfaces and the changes in these. Such insights would throw light on human dynamics in particular societies as well as in terms of common patterns. The emerging similarities and differences promise to be of both theoretical and practical significance.