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The Resilience of Women Who Are Divorced and Choose to Live with Their Children
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2020, Pages: 44-49
Received: Jun. 5, 2020; Accepted: Jul. 7, 2020; Published: Jul. 17, 2020
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Muhammad Haikal, Department of Psychology, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Malang, Indonesia
Latipun Latipun, Department of Psychology, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Malang, Indonesia
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Divorce is an unexpected condition that might happen to people and has been experienced by some married people. Unfortunately, some women face a lower quality of life after divorce, such as economic problems, lifestyle, and even bad social relationships. On the contrary, other women could be more productive and independent after divorce. The current study aims to explore how resilience, ability to adapt, and stay unwavering under challenging times for divorced women, especially for those who have not remarried after five years of divorce. The researcher used a qualitative approach, and data collected with deep interview method and observation. This research analyzes based on the exploration of how divorce could happen and discover ineffective communication as the main reason for a divorce. Social support is primarily needed, including supports from family and best friends. They have "hope" to build their own business and patience to control their emotion after divorce, and then take lessons from it. They also endeavor to pride themselves as individuals who could be independent and be better in the future.
Resilience, Wife, Divorce, Communication, Family
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Muhammad Haikal, Latipun Latipun, The Resilience of Women Who Are Divorced and Choose to Live with Their Children, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9, No. 4, 2020, pp. 44-49. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20200904.12
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