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Temas em Psicologia

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MORELLI, Ana Bárbara  and  SCORSOLINI-COMIN, Fabio. Repercussions of the death of his son in the marital dynamicsof religious couples. Temas psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.2, pp. 565-577. ISSN 1413-389X.

This study aimed to understand the impact of some children's death in parent's marital and how to the spirituality can interfer in this process. It is an exploratory, cross-sectional and qualitative research. We interviewed five heterosexual couples who practice some religion and lost a child. The participants were interviewed individually and with their partner, totaling 15 interviews. All the data were passing to the technique of content analysis and organized into themes. It was noted that there children's death created both the rejection of the partner in some instances/moments, and more intimacy in others. Consider the marital relationship is therefore also pay attention to the individual elements and the needs of each member of the dyad. The spirituality was a feature found in face of limited access to a structured psychological support.

Keywords : Marital relationships; death; spirituality.

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