Contemporary Perspectives on Relational Wellness

Psychoanalysis and the Modern Family

Authors: Irtelli, Floriana

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  • Analyze how couples are no longer consolidated by past social impositions and religious authority
  • Discusses increases in extramarital sex, cohabitation, and the falling popularity of marriage 
  • Explores the role of children in these new dynamics 
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This book proposes new perspectives on relational wellness and the contemporary family—combining a psychoanalytic overview with scientific research about the burgeoning popularity of divorce, the increase in “stepfamilies,” and the use of social networks as well as other technologies. In this day and age, psychoanalysis has become increasingly interested in hyper-modern scenarios; for example, social networks and apps provide matching algorithms, which allow users to connect with people of similar interests. These networks have become one of the places where dissatisfied partners seek "more satisfactory situations.” In the United Kingdom, cohabitation lasts for up to two years, on average, and 40% of marriages end in divorce. In the United States, the percentage rises: it has now reached 50%. Today the value of temporariness, in which everything is fragmented, is exalted. On the other hand, is it wrong to deny the natural ebb and flow of human feeling? 

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Floriana Irtelli is Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Psychoanalysis at Catholic University of Sacred Hearth, Milan, Italy.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Perspectives on Relational Wellness
Book Subtitle
Psychoanalysis and the Modern Family
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91050-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91050-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91049-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 151
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