The Divorce and It’s Psycho-Social Impact on the Couple Cover Image

The Divorce and It’s Psycho-Social Impact on the Couple
The Divorce and It’s Psycho-Social Impact on the Couple

Author(s): Iulian Apostu
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: divorce; family; functionality; conflict; mediation;

Summary/Abstract: The image of divorce in Romania is very much dependent on stereotypes that consistently distort the real situation of Romanian families. Thus, the most common stereotype, unfortunately, in some scientific publications, is that of marital disaster generated by the high divorce rate and the accelerated growth rate. A second problem is the acceptance of the condition of being divorced, because within social mentality divorce is still seen as a negative statute, through which an individual is appreciated. Beyond the objective reality of divorce indicators in Romania, that show stability and low values ​​of divorce in the last 3 decades, the issue of mentalities regarding divorce and the image of divorcees still needs updating. For Romania, the difficulty of deciding to get a divorce also depends on the social context, on the legitimacy of the action at the level of the extended family group and, at the same time, on the assumption of a certain social image of the divorced individual. The study aims to analyze the functional changes of individuals separated by divorce and to highlight the new challenges of functional reorganization. The paper is based on the functionalist theory (Talcott Parsons and Robert K. Merton) and proposes a type of qualitative research with the help of a semi-structured interview.

  • Issue Year: IX/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 44-53
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English