Who am I without you? The influence of romantic breakup on the self-concept.

@article{Slotter2010WhoAI,
  title={Who am I without you? The influence of romantic breakup on the self-concept.},
  author={Erica B. Slotter and Wendi L. Gardner and Eli J. Finkel},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={
          147-60
        }
}
Romantic relationships alter the selves of the individuals within them. Partners develop shared friends and activities and even overlapping self-concepts. This intertwining of selves may leave individuals' self-concepts vulnerable to change if the relationship ends. The current research examines several different types of self-concept change that could occur after a breakup and their relation to emotional distress. Across three studies, using varied methodologies, the authors examined change in… CONTINUE READING

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