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Pensando familias

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SCHLOSSER, Adriano. Interface between mental health and romantic relationship: a look from the positive psychology. Pensando fam. [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.2, pp. 17-33. ISSN 1679-494X.

This article discusses the interface between mental health and loving relationship, from the perspective of positive psychology, in view of the importance of this interpersonal relationship for the well-being and quality of life. Positive psychology, by focusing on positive emotions and well-being, brings a framework of possibilities that strengthens the quest for health in different stages of human development and relationships that are established between people across the life cycle, focusing on themes such as happiness, satisfaction, state of mind, spirituality and positive affect. Love relationships emerge as a form of interaction which can present many positive and negative elements both able to contribute to quality of life and to suffering. We conclude that loving relationships, when considered a source of well-being, are an important protective factor of mental health, favoring the individual growth and marital satisfaction.

Keywords : Positive psychology; Mental health; Love; Interpersonal attraction.

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