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Terapia psicológica

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DE LA VILLA-MORAL, María; SIRVENT, Carlos; OVEJERO, Anastasio  and  CUETOS, Glenda. Emotional dependence on relationships and Artemis syndrome: explanatory model. Ter Psicol [online]. 2018, vol.36, n.3, pp.156-166. ISSN 0718-4808.

Emotional dependence is described as a type of sentimental dependency characterized by the manifestation of relational interdependence. Its objective is to establish a comparative analysis of its clinical and psychosocial profile. For this purpose, 880 participants were selected, of whom 277 are classified as clinical samples, 311 correspond to the general population and the rest represent comparison samples (addicts and non-codependent relatives). According to the results found, the profile of the emotional dependent is defined as belonging to subjects who experience affective imbalances in the form of negative feelings (loneliness, sadness, discouragement, guilt, etc.) and emotional emptiness together with desires for self-destruction and emotional inescapability. They present a pure dependence (way of depending on a person in a subordinate way), with an irresistible desire to be with the person on whom one depends. It is necessary to implement proposals for emotional management and promotion of relational health.

Keywords : Emotional dependency; love; relationships; gender perspective.

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