Emotional intimacy, sexual desire, and sexual satisfaction among partnered heterosexual men
In spite of a mostly positive impact of emotional intimacy on sexual desire and satisfaction, emotional merging and the safety and comfort of emotional closeness have been linked with diminished…
Partners’ Similarity in Differentiation of Self is Associated With Higher Sexual Desire: A Quantitative Dyadic Study
- L. Ferreira, I. Narciso, R. Novo, C. Pereira
- PsychologyJournal of Sex & Marital Therapy
- 20 January 2016
Results suggest that partners’ similarity regarding differentiation of self predicted individual sexual desire, and findings suggest that couple satisfaction was positively associated with both sexual desire and differentiation ofSelf.
Intimacy, Sexual Desire and Differentiation in Couplehood: A Theoretical and Methodological Review
Recovering the concept of differentiation as a possible influencing variable between intimacy and desire, this article develops reflections on this theme, which is of paramount relevance for the couple viability.
Predicting couple satisfaction: the role of differentiation of self, sexual desire and intimacy in heterosexual individuals
Differentiation of self – the ability to emotionally self-regulate and to maintain a sense of autonomy within a deep intimate relationship – has been proposed as a relevant factor in couple…
Is committed desire intentional? A qualitative exploration of sexual desire and differentiation of self in couples.
Familiarity, sharing, autonomy, and effort emerged as desire-promoting strategies, while fostering personal interests, investing in a positive connection, and enhancing personal integrity were identified as couples' strategies to promote and preserve differentiation of self.
Mapping the “good mother” – Meanings and experiences in economically and socially disadvantaged contexts
Authenticity, work and change: a qualitative study on couple intimacy
This work was supported by a PhD grant, provided by the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal (SFRH/BD/61853/2009).
Empirical research on parental alienation: A descriptive literature review
Interactive Processes in Grief and Couples’ Adjustment After the Death of a Child
- S. Albuquerque, L. Ferreira, I. Narciso, Marco Pereira
- PsychologyJournal of Family Issues
- 1 April 2019
The death of a child is an individual process of grief but also a context of significant relational processes, which have been only rarely considered in research. The aim of this study was to examine…
Parents’ Positive Interpersonal Coping After a Child’s Death
Despite the challenging context of grieving for the death of a child, evidence shows that it is possible for parents to manage and preserve their relationship. The aim of this study was to examine…