This chapter conceptualizes self-forgiveness as a proactive and meaning focused coping strategy. In order to explain the proactive and other-oriented value of self-forgiveness, we highlight the functions of three key factors related to the process: taking responsibility, working through guilt and shame emotions, and the activation of self-compassion. We also consider self-forgiveness within romantic relationships as it is affected by closeness between perpetrator and victim. Self-forgiveness is described as a pro-relationship strategy to cope with the wrongdoing by caring for the couple bond. The chapter underlines the positive contributions of self-forgiveness’s determinants such as offenders’ reparative strategies and victims’ forgiveness. Highlighting the pro-relationship nature of self-forgiveness, we report a study that investigates the mediational role of self-forgiveness between offending partner self-compassion and the offender’s couple well-being.

Pelucchi, S., Regalia, C., Giorgia Paleari, F., Self-forgiveness within couple transgression, in L. Woodyatt, E. L. W. J. M. W. &. B. J. G., Handbook of the Psychology of Self-forgiveness, Springer, New York 2017: 115-130 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/121155]

Self-forgiveness within couple transgression

Pelucchi, Sara
Primo
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Regalia, Camillo
Secondo
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2017

Abstract

This chapter conceptualizes self-forgiveness as a proactive and meaning focused coping strategy. In order to explain the proactive and other-oriented value of self-forgiveness, we highlight the functions of three key factors related to the process: taking responsibility, working through guilt and shame emotions, and the activation of self-compassion. We also consider self-forgiveness within romantic relationships as it is affected by closeness between perpetrator and victim. Self-forgiveness is described as a pro-relationship strategy to cope with the wrongdoing by caring for the couple bond. The chapter underlines the positive contributions of self-forgiveness’s determinants such as offenders’ reparative strategies and victims’ forgiveness. Highlighting the pro-relationship nature of self-forgiveness, we report a study that investigates the mediational role of self-forgiveness between offending partner self-compassion and the offender’s couple well-being.
Inglese
978-3-319-60573-9
Springer
Pelucchi, S., Regalia, C., Giorgia Paleari, F., Self-forgiveness within couple transgression, in L. Woodyatt, E. L. W. J. M. W. &. B. J. G., Handbook of the Psychology of Self-forgiveness, Springer, New York 2017: 115-130 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/121155]
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