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How a romantic breakup affects self-concept

March 16, 2010

Relationship issues are a major concern for many  people who come to see a psychotherapist. Very often the issue is not about troubles in the actual relationship, but more about how the relationship affects the way the person feels about themselves.

“Not only may couples come to complete each others’ sentences, they may actually come to complete each others’ selves,” write authors Erica B. Slotter, Wendi L. Gardner, and Eli J. Finkel. “When the relationship ends, individuals experience not only pain over the loss of the partner, but also changes in their selves. This research is the first to demonstrate the unique contribution of reduced self-concept clarity to the emotional distress that individuals experience post-breakup.”

via How a romantic breakup affects self-concept.

http://psp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/36/2/147

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