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Alternativas en Psicología

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PASSOS, María Consuelo. Familia: límites y posibilidades en la construcción de los vínculos intersubjetivos. Altern. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.28, pp. 119-133. ISSN 1405-339X.

It seems to be a consensus that family linkages constitution, especially regarding parenthood, have contributed to the emergence of some symptoms in contemporary society, which has as characteristics the fragility, discontinuity and fragmentation of relations. In this context, parental linkages are preoccupation for those who consider them to be ground for children's psychological structure and their subjectivity, for vulnerable basis have produced individual and group suffering. This is about problems regarding parental functions, the exercise of authority and the conformation of family symbolic references, resources that are indispensable to children's growth and to the emergence of intersubjetive relations within the group. As those difficulties are ascertained, it is also observed that, in favorable conditions, reciprocal affection investments organize the group with consistency, when it comes to the group's psychodynamic principles and to each member's development. Such paradox reveals that family can be a place of resistance to harmful outer impositions and can enable the creation and recreation of human relations shaping conditions in different perspectives; solidarity, complicity and reciprocal respect to singularities. These concerns permeate this work{s reflections, which has the aim to discuss family linkages constitution, symbolic references impoverishment and the group{s ability to resist outer impositions capable of generating psychological suffering. The debate on such issues can contribute not only to clinical practice, but also to public health agent's interventions.

Keywords : Family; resistence; linkages; parenhood; psychological suffering.

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