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SOARES, Camila Antunes Diniz  and  TACHIBANA, Miriam. "Unhappy forever": women's narratives about conjugal violence. Aletheia [online]. 2022, vol.55, n.1, pp.82-104. ISSN 1413-0394.

ABSTRACT Since the woman who is in a violent marital relationship often persists in maintaining that conjugality, this study aimed to investigate the emotional experience of women who experience or have experienced a violent marital relationship. Individual interviews were conducted with six women beneficiaries of an NGO dedicated to intrafamily violence. Each interview was mediated by the presentation of an interactive narrative, from which the participant was invited to formulate its outcome. After each interview, the interviewer wrote a transferential narrative about the encounter. The set of transferential narratives was analyzed psychoanalytically through the Theory of Fields. The field "Unhappy forever" was identified, in which the participants manifested radical suffering at the possibility of being alone, "preferring" to share their unhappiness with the aggressor partner rather than dealing with the helplessness. It is considered that such findings may assist in the intervention of professionals who work with this specific social group

Keywords : conjugality; domestic violence; violence against women.

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