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ALMEIDA, Thiago de  and  LIMA, Rafael Diniz de. The power of ex in my life: about the influence of cyclic loving relationships in everyday life. Pensando fam. [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.2, pp.99-114. ISSN 1679-494X.

Many people when they leave their partners may have difficulties to continue their lives without them and leave with that past relationship does not allow new relationships. Therefore, this study aimed to understand how past relationships can have influences in life and establishing new relationships for individuals. To this end we carried out a systematic review of the literature in the BvsPsi databases Medline, Lilacs and PsycINFO, no time limit, with the descriptors: ex partner and love cyclical relationships in Portuguese and in English. Additional searches provided a total of 10 studies. It can be seen that remain attached to past history can cause the level of satisfaction suffers a downgrade in the individual's life, and contacts with former partners almost always produce more negative resentment and implications compared to the positive consequences of this contact.

Keywords : Loving breakup; Loving separation; Love cyclical relationships; Ex partner.

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