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Definire l’infedeltà e le sue conseguenze: una prospettiva clinica
Titolo Rivista: RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA 
Autori/Curatori: Francesca Lissandrello 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2021 Fascicolo: 2  Lingua: Italiano 
Numero pagine:  19 P. 67-85 Dimensione file:  196 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RSC2021-002004
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L’infedeltà è uno dei temi più difficili da affrontare sia per le coppie che ne so-no coinvolte sia per i clinici che se ne occupano. Nonostante essa sia un fenomeno molto diffuso, la ricerca in merito rimane limitata. La complessità del costrutto rende infatti difficile la sua definizione. Questo studio ha l’obiettivo di sistematiz-zare le ricerche presenti in letteratura sulla definizione di infedeltà, sulle sue conse-guenze e sulle implicazioni cliniche. È stata condotta una revisione della letteratura scientifica degli articoli pubblicati dal 1987 fino ad aprile 2021. Dagli studi analiz-zati è emerso che i ricercatori, i clinici e la popolazione generale concettualizzano l’infedeltà in maniera differente e che le conseguenze di questa possono essere le più disparate e sono diverse per la parte tradita, per il fedifrago e per l’amante. È stato riscontrato che le coppie che rimangono insieme dopo un tradimento sono quelle che ne parlano e iniziano una psicoterapia. Non esistono modelli di interven-to evidence-based specifici per l’infedeltà, ma la fiducia e il perdono sono gli ele-menti centrali dell’intervento psicologico. Risulta necessario ampliare le conoscen-ze in merito e sviluppare degli strumenti specifici che permettano ai clinici di navi-gare in questo processo.


Keywords:  infedeltà, tradimento, relazione, coppia, amante, psicoterapia.

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Francesca Lissandrello, in "RIVISTA DI SESSUOLOGIA CLINICA" 2/2021, pp. 67-85, DOI:10.3280/RSC2021-002004

   

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