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"Vi vill älska varandra, men vi vet inte hur" En kvalitativ studie av den moderna kärleksrelationen och dess villkor.

Carlsson, Åsa LU (2013) SOPA63 20122
School of Social Work
Abstract
In today´s society it seems to be increasingly hard to make long-term relationships last. Divorce statistics in Sweden show that almost half of the marriages today end in divorce (SCB, 2012). Why then is it so difficult to make love work? Are we just harder to please, or can the trend be understood on the basis of the modern society we live in, where self-fulfilment and individuality clash with the picture of the one great love? The purpose of this study was to examine the modern intimate relationship and its conditions. The empirical data consisted of extracts from a television show called “Couples in therapy”(translated title), depicting five couples as they undertook couples therapy. An instrumental case study was conducted, where the... (More)
In today´s society it seems to be increasingly hard to make long-term relationships last. Divorce statistics in Sweden show that almost half of the marriages today end in divorce (SCB, 2012). Why then is it so difficult to make love work? Are we just harder to please, or can the trend be understood on the basis of the modern society we live in, where self-fulfilment and individuality clash with the picture of the one great love? The purpose of this study was to examine the modern intimate relationship and its conditions. The empirical data consisted of extracts from a television show called “Couples in therapy”(translated title), depicting five couples as they undertook couples therapy. An instrumental case study was conducted, where the statements of the couples were used as an instrument to give a deeper understanding of modern intimacy. The results of the study suggests that intimate relationships serves as an important base for security and as a feeling of solidarity, as well as a ground for identity and self-exploration. The study highlights five main areas that proved to be difficult for the couples. Balance between freedom and closeness, endeavour towards self-fulfilment, and insufficient amount of time to form and practice intimacy, were all complicating factors in the relationships. The results also points towards a perception of the love relationship as one of the main sources of happiness. The significance ascribed to the relationship makes it complex, where a discrepancy between the ideal relationship and the reality serves a complicating factor. (Less)
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author
Carlsson, Åsa LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Intimacy, modernity, relationships, individuality, modern love.
language
Swedish
id
3626049
date added to LUP
2013-03-27 14:45:33
date last changed
2013-03-27 14:45:33
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  abstract     = {In today´s society it seems to be increasingly hard to make long-term relationships last. Divorce statistics in Sweden show that almost half of the marriages today end in divorce (SCB, 2012). Why then is it so difficult to make love work? Are we just harder to please, or can the trend be understood on the basis of the modern society we live in, where self-fulfilment and individuality clash with the picture of the one great love? The purpose of this study was to examine the modern intimate relationship and its conditions. The empirical data consisted of extracts from a television show called “Couples in therapy”(translated title), depicting five couples as they undertook couples therapy. An instrumental case study was conducted, where the statements of the couples were used as an instrument to give a deeper understanding of modern intimacy. The results of the study suggests that intimate relationships serves as an important base for security and as a feeling of solidarity, as well as a ground for identity and self-exploration. The study highlights five main areas that proved to be difficult for the couples. Balance between freedom and closeness, endeavour towards self-fulfilment, and insufficient amount of time to form and practice intimacy, were all complicating factors in the relationships. The results also points towards a perception of the love relationship as one of the main sources of happiness. The significance ascribed to the relationship makes it complex, where a discrepancy between the ideal relationship and the reality serves a complicating factor.},
  author       = {Carlsson, Åsa},
  keyword      = {Intimacy,modernity,relationships,individuality,modern love.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Vi vill älska varandra, men vi vet inte hur" En kvalitativ studie av den moderna kärleksrelationen och dess villkor.},
  year         = {2013},
}