Title

The self in the couple relationship: part 2

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

International, Cultural and Community Studies

RAS ID

76

Comments

Originally published as: Crawley, J., & Grant, J. (2001). The self in the couple relationship: part 2. Psychodynamic Counselling, 7(4), 461-474. Original article available here

Abstract

Part 1 of this paper examined some of the ways in which individual therapy, by assisting in the development of a more cohesive sense of self in the individual, inevitably has an impact on the individual's relationships, especially their relationship with a partner. This paper approaches the topic of the significance of ‘the self’ in the couple relationship from an alternative direction. It focuses on the significance of ‘the self’ for couples therapy, and argues that couples therapy may sometimes need to include therapeutic work with one partner to facilitate change in the relationship. In both parts of the paper, a conceptualization of the couple relationship as ‘a transitional space’ is central.

DOI

10.1080/13533330110087714

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1080/13533330110087714