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Pensando familias

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VIEIRA, Luciane; NEUMANN, Angélica Paula  and  ZORDAN, Eliana Piccoli. Divorce and remarriage of their parentes according to adolescents perception. Pensando fam. [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.1, pp. 121-136. ISSN 1679-494X.

This study aimed to understand the perception of five adolescents, aged 13 to 19 years, about the divorce and remarriage of their parents. Semi-structured interviews were realized and submitted to Content Analysis. Five categories were identified. The experiences of divorce and remarriage of the parents brings to the adolescents a possibility of a new family experience, which can be more affective and secure than the relationship of their primary family. However, these experiences can also generate suffering, especially when the adolescents do not adapt to the new changes and familiar roles. It was observed a distant relationship between the participants and their fathers, while the mothers were responsible not only for the health and affective care, but also for intermediate the relations between the children and the stepfathers and between the children and their fathers.

Keywords : Divorce; Adolescents; Family relations.

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