Experiencing Positive Religious Coping in the Process of Divorce: A Qualitative Study

This study aimed to explore if and how divorcees experience the burden of divorce and along with it the relationship with God (within Catholic tradition) as a source of positive support in coping with divorce. We conducted open semi-structured interviews with 11 participants. With empirical phenomenological analysis, we built a general description of the investigated experience which entails three areas of experience: experiencing the burden of divorce, which is related to experiencing the relationship with God and the ways of spiritual coping with divorce, and experiencing the effects of religious coping with divorce. The result of this research can be used in evidence-based psychosocial (e.g. psychotherapy, counselling) and spiritual help for individuals in comprehensive care after divorce.
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

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Source: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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Source: Academic Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Friends Personal Psychotherapy Friendship Loneliness Old Friends Social Health Source Type: blogs
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Source: Psychiatrische Praxis - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Prax Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
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Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Death & Dying General LifeHelper The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
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Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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