The effects of trauma on intimate relationships: A qualitative study with clinical couples

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dc.contributor.author Goff, Briana S. Nelson
dc.contributor.author Reisbig, Allison M.J.
dc.contributor.author Bole, Amy
dc.contributor.author Scheer, Tamera
dc.contributor.author Hayes, Everett
dc.contributor.author Archuleta, Kristy L. en
dc.contributor.author Henry, Stacey Blalock en
dc.contributor.author Hoheisel, Carol B. en
dc.contributor.author Nye, Ben en
dc.contributor.author Osby, Jamie en
dc.contributor.author Sanders-Hahs, Erin M. en
dc.contributor.author Schwerdtfeger, Kami L. en
dc.contributor.author Smith, Douglas B. en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-11T13:50:33Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-11T13:50:33Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-11T13:50:33Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/601
dc.description.abstract Research has traditionally focused on the development of symptoms in those who experienced trauma directly but has overlooked the impact of trauma on victims' families. In recent years, researchers and clinicians have begun to examine how individual exposure to traumatic events affects the spouses or partners, children, and professional helpers of trauma survivors. The current study examines qualitative interview data from 17 individuals, analyzed using a retroductive methodology to identify how intimate relationships are affected when there is a history of trauma exposure. The following primary themes were identified: increased communication, decreased communication, increased cohesion/connection, decreased cohesion/connection, increased understanding, decreased understanding, sexual intimacy problems, symptoms of relationship distress, support from partner, and relationship resources. Areas for future research and clinical implications are identified. en
dc.relation.uri http://www.apa.org/journals/ort/ en
dc.rights Copyright American Psychological Association. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. en
dc.subject Traumatic stress en
dc.subject Trauma exposure en
dc.subject Couples en
dc.subject Intimate relationships en
dc.title The effects of trauma on intimate relationships: A qualitative study with clinical couples en
dc.type Article (author version) en
dc.date.published 2006 en
dc.citation.epage 460 en
dc.citation.issue 4 en
dc.citation.jtitle American journal of orthopsychiatry en
dc.citation.spage 451 en
dc.citation.volume 76 en
dc.contributor.authoreid bnelson
dc.contributor.authoreid amj9374
dc.contributor.authoreid echayes
dc.contributor.authoreid kristy
dc.contributor.authoreid sbhenry
dc.contributor.authoreid jlo

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