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Work it out/see a counsellor: Advice from spouses in the separation process
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2007 (English)In: Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, ISSN 1050-2556, E-ISSN 1540-4811, Vol. 48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Fifty-nine spouses going through the process of separation completed an Internet survey on their experience. Not only was the process of separation difficult for the majority of both women and men (over three-fourths evaluated their adjustment as “still healing” or “terrible” with some “suicidal”), the advice from over two-thirds of both women and men to those contemplating separation/divorce was to avert a divorce by “working it out” or “seeing a counselor.” When this was not possible, the spouses (more men than women) recommended a cooling off period. Clearly, one effect of involvement in the process of separation was a reevaluation of the desirability of initiating a separation to the degree that they would alert others contemplating separation/divorce to rethink their situation and to attempt reconciliation. Implications and limitations of the research are identified.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2007. Vol. 48
Keyword [en]
divorce, separation, family, marriage
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-263211OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-263211DiVA: diva2:857314
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