The aim of this study was to examine psychological and relational variables such as dependence, forgiveness (both in their positive and negative dimensions), and hope - that may explain why women reconciliate with abusive partners. We administered a questionnaire to women victims of violence. Relational dependence was indirectly associated with greater intentions to return to the violent partner via benevolent forgiveness and hope of a change in the partner. The positive dimension of forgiveness (benevolence) could represent a phase of the cycle of violence, during which the hope for change in the partner can increase the probability of reconciliation.

Crapolicchio, E., Regalia, C., Bernardo, G. A. D., Cinquegrana, V., The role of relational dependence, forgiveness and hope on the intention to return with an abusive partner, <<JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS>>, 2021; (Aprile): 1-20. [doi:10.1177/02654075211011546] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/178411]

The role of relational dependence, forgiveness and hope on the intention to return with an abusive partner

Crapolicchio, Eleonora
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Regalia, Camillo
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2021

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine psychological and relational variables such as dependence, forgiveness (both in their positive and negative dimensions), and hope - that may explain why women reconciliate with abusive partners. We administered a questionnaire to women victims of violence. Relational dependence was indirectly associated with greater intentions to return to the violent partner via benevolent forgiveness and hope of a change in the partner. The positive dimension of forgiveness (benevolence) could represent a phase of the cycle of violence, during which the hope for change in the partner can increase the probability of reconciliation.
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Crapolicchio, E., Regalia, C., Bernardo, G. A. D., Cinquegrana, V., The role of relational dependence, forgiveness and hope on the intention to return with an abusive partner, <<JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS>>, 2021; (Aprile): 1-20. [doi:10.1177/02654075211011546] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/178411]
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