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CHAVES, Cleuza Elizabete de; CENCI, Cláudia Mara Bosetto  and  GASPODINI, Icaro Bonamigo. Living apart together: new perspectives on family configurations. Rev. SPAGESP [online]. 2020, vol.21, n.2, pp. 55-65. ISSN 1677-2970.

Couples who living apart together (LAT) represent a new marital relationship, different from the traditional. The aim of this study was to investigate some LAT couples' marital relationships in the north of Rio Grande do Sul. Qualitative and exploratory research was designed with a convenience sample. We interviewed five couples with a sociodemographic questionnaire and a semi-structured interview. The material was submitted to thematic analysis, which results in two main categories: LAT relationships that are permanent and transitory. Common subthemes to both categories were conjugality, co-parenthood, and social support. The desire for cohabitation was present only in transitory LAT configuration and no couple reported experience of prejudice against their relationship.

Keywords : Marital relationship; Couples; Living in separate residence.

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