This chapter provides certain hospital-posthospital vicissitudes of the study group affords a gross overview of crisis resolutions. For many of the women — about half of our small study group — the initial hospitalization marked a stage in a continuing process of disengagement from participation in communal reality, a process moving over time toward a regressive reorganization of living. The chapter presents certain posthospital trends by discussing "survival" in the community, in the marital family, and in a functioning adult role in or out of the marital family. Survival in the community is an important social criterion and is, of course, very meaningful to the patient as well as to his society. It is not, however, determined solely — and perhaps not even primarily — by psychiatric status and is not precisely correlated with the quality and level of posthospital adjustment.