Marital relationship and transition to co-parenting: Positive psychology approach | Relacionamento conjugal e transição para a coparentalidade: Perspectiva da psicologia positiva

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Author list: Koller S
Publisher: Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Publication year: 2011
Volume number: 23
Issue number: 1
Start page: 103
End page: 118
Number of pages: 16
ISSN: 0103-5665
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB), Portuguese-Brazil (PT-BR)


This theoretical-practical essay approaches the marital system
transition to coparenting relationship and some clinic implications for
psychotherapy according to Positive Psychologyapproach. Coparenting
relationship involves functions from each couple member that go beyond
the biological domain. It creates a complex psychic reorganization that
happens internally and in the psychosocial space. The role transition is
a process considered a situational crisis, because an adjustment to the
new conditions is needed, and it may generate repercussions in the
couple relationship. A therapeutic process can help couples for a better
experience of this period of reorganization. In this context, Positive
Psychology tries to emphasize resources and healthy aspects of those
that came to therapy. Aspects that may appear in therapy are changes in
original family relationship, increase of interest or search for new
professional possibilities and coparenting itself, among others.


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