[Autom. eng. transl.] When abuse takes place in a relationship, we are facing a framework that stands out for a fundamental particularity: the couple; a kind of special, loving relationship, in which the two members that compose it were freely chosen at some point in their lives. In general terms, when we refer to mistreatment in the couple, we are avoiding all forms of abuse that take place in the relationships between those who sustain or have sustained a relatively stable affective bond (Echeburúa and Corral, 1998). the economic, social and family reasons that try to explain the difficulties on the part of some women to disconnect from their partners (Echeburúa and Corral, 1998; Perles, Moreno and Rando, 1998; Strube and Barbour, 1984; Wood, 1999), exist perhaps other deeper psychological explanations that would shed light on this issue, and would have to do with: personal characteristics, previous personal history, how to establish links and the type of attachment, collusion, minimization of the problem as a result of a certain habituation to the situation of tension, the fear of the reaction of the couple and the helplessness generated, the resistance to recognize the failure of the relationship No, fear of the future in solitude, etc. (Barnett, 2001; Villavicencio and Sebastián, 1999). As therapists, we must look at not being captured by the horror that battered women explain to us (because this prevents us from understanding), without trying to resolve too quickly a situation that bothers and anguish (that the anguish can be interrogated), can help recognize the subjective involvement of women (which also has to do with putting words to pain and sanitizing), and helping to elaborate what has been experienced, to prepare future projects. This is what we comment more closely in the following clinical case.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Intimate partner violence: a model of intervention for battered women|
|Title of host publication||Close Relationship and Community Psychology: An international perspective|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- Mogli maltrattate
- Violenza di coppia