What Makes Us Stay Together?: Attachment and the Outcomes of Couple Relationships

What Makes Us Stay Together?: Attachment and the Outcomes of Couple Relationships

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Overview

In recent years commentators have speculated on the "collapse" of the couple and the family, highlighting the increasing fragility of couple relationships making them vulnerable to crises and break ups. Now, more than ever, and prompted by changes that have shaken our assumptions about socio/cultural context, the reasons that make couple relationships unstable are sought in the negotiations and redefinitions required by the changes themselves. New types of families are emerging and consequently new issues are being raised about the dynamics of family relationships. This book underlines the role of attachment as a central motivational system in couple relationships, and focuses on the relationship between past and present experiences in determining choices, perceptions, and feelings in couple relationships. It considers what other motivational systems interact with attachment in constituting a couple's dynamics, and looks at aspects more directly experienced by couples: in particular, how they feel about their relationship, especially in terms of the degree of intimacy between them (something that attachment theorists might look at in evaluating how "good" a relationship is).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780429923876
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/11/2018
Series: The Library of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Rosetta Castellano

Table of Contents

Foreword , Preface , Attachment perspectives on couple relationships , Understanding couple relationships by comparing attachment perspectives , The interplay of motivational systems , Couple functioning , The outcomes of couple relationships

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