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Pensando familias

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MUSSUMECI, Aline Amaral  and  PONCIANO, Edna Lúcia Tinoco. Stress, coping and emotional experiences: an analysis of coping response couple. Pensando fam. [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.1, pp. 33-49. ISSN 1679-494X.

The aim of this article is to analyze stress and emotional experience highlighting coping responses shown throughout life, from excerpts of interviews of a qualitative research with heterosexual intact families of middle class in Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba. To this end, semi-structured interviews were done with guiding questions, following a guide. All the interviews were recorded in audio. Coping is a complex process that embodies stress and emotional experience. Therefore, coping and feelings are intrinsically associated and by analyzing emotions we gain a broader perspective. We observe that couples establish different ways of coping and when stress is shared there are individual emotional repercussions and also repercussions to the couple. We conclude that when couples choose certain patterns of coping, they report unleashing emotions and feelings, positive or negative, that even though, they are initially lived with some difficulties, they can be transformed by the stress coping responses.

Keywords : Coping; Stress; Couple and emotional experience.

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