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THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC CRISIS ON STABILITY AND QUALITY OF INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP Print E-mail

Maja Kus Ambroz , Dejan Jelovac

Abstract

In this article, we developed a model based on the insight into different theories and empirical studies about inpact of economic crisis on intimate relationship. With the economic crisis, the behaviour of individual in a relationship also changed. Increased stress is one of the reactions of individual to the crisis, and this directly or indirectly influences his or her intimate relationship. That impact is manifested as a factor of the decrease of stability and quality of such relationship. As a starting point, we took the fact that the individual in developed western societies is adapted to the mainstream of so-called consumer society, which discourages him or her to strive for the intimate relationship, and the purpose of such relationship is the preservation of family. On the contrary, this encourages individual's selfish principle to satisfy his or her comfort and convenience. We were mainly interested in the individual's reaction to this phenomenon. Based on these findings, we developed the “intimate relationship stress model” (IRSM), which could be used in further empirical studies and psychotherapy practices.

Key words: intimate relationship, economic crisis, stress, relationship stability, relationship quality.

Maja Kus Ambroz is Professor graduated in Philosophy, Slovenian Language and Literature and PhD candidate at School of Advanced Social Studies, Nova Gorica, president of the association “Drustvo Center za psihoterapijo, svetovanje in izobrazevanje Maribor”, independent psychotherapist at the company Psihovital, Maribor, Slovenia; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Prof. Dr. Dejan Jelovac is Full Professor of organisational sciences and business ethics at School of Advanced Social Studies, Nova Gorica; Faculty of Media, Ljubljana and Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto, Slovenia; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

Cite this article:
Kus Ambroz Maja, Jelovac Dejan. THE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC CRISIS ON STABILITY AND QUALITY OF INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.8, no.2:86-111, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2015-no2-art05

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2015-no2-art05

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