Patterns of Coping in Divorce
Clearly, a central psychological stress for those undergoing a divorce arises from a perception of oneself as “unlovable” or wanting as a spouse or parent. At a less conscious level, perhaps a major stressor is what Rice15 has called “narcissistic injury”—the damage inflicted by the loss of the spouse to one’s primitive fantasies of infantile greatness.
KeywordsChild Support Coping Response Coping Process Marital Disruption Child Support Payment
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