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

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Show simple item record Goff, Briana S. Nelson Reisbig, Allison M.J. Bole, Amy Scheer, Tamera Hayes, Everett Archuleta, Kristy L. en Henry, Stacey Blalock en Hoheisel, Carol B. en Nye, Ben en Osby, Jamie en Sanders-Hahs, Erin M. en Schwerdtfeger, Kami L. en Smith, Douglas B. en 2008-04-11T13:50:33Z 2008-04-11T13:50:33Z 2008-04-11T13:50:33Z
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
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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 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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