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Allt skulle vara så perfekt: Om kvinnor som levt med en partner med missbruksproblematik.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Everything had to be so perfect : Women who have lived with a partner with substance abuse problems. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka hur kvinnor som levt med en partner med missbruksproblematik beskrev sin situation. Studien har haft en kvalitativ ansats och den valda metoden i undersökningen var semistrukturerade intervjuer där fem kvinnor deltog. Analysmetoden som användes var meningskoncentrering och intervjuerna analyserades i förhållande till relevant forskning och det socialpsykologiska perspektivet. Studiens resultat visar att de som utvecklar ett medberoende har någon form av dysfunktionalitet i primärfamiljen. Detta ligger i linje med mycket tidigare forskning inom området. Resultatet visar även att kvinnor som levt i sådana relationer utvecklar olika strategier för att hantera sina liv, en del var medvetna och en del omedvetna. Dessa strategier utvecklades av den emotionella påverkan som uppkommer av att leva med en missbrukande partner. De dominerande kännetecknen som respondenterna gav uttryck för var stress, oro och ångest. Den mest framträdande strategin var att försöka få kontroll för att minska den känslomässiga påfrestningen. Kvinnorna beskrev sina förhållanden med en dubbelhet, både euforiskt och destruktivt. Studiens resultat kan leda till ökad kunskap vilket kan bidra till en ökad förståelse för människor som präglats av missbrukets konsekvenser. Detta kan bland annat leda till att de som befinner sig i sådana relationer snabbare kan få stöd och förstå att de inte är ensamma. Den ökade kunskapen kan även minska tabubeläggningen som missbruksproblematik för med sig.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine how women who have lived with a partner with substance abuse problems described their situation. The study had a qualitative approach and the method used in the study was semi-structured interviews where five women participated.

The analytical method used was content analyzes and the interviews were analyzed by relevant research and the social psychological perspective. Our results demonstrate that those developing a co-dependency have some form of dysfunction in the primary family. This is consistent with previous research in the area. The result also shows that women who lived in such relationships develop different strategies to cope with their lives, some were conscious and some were not. These strategies developed by the emotional impact that arose from living with an addictive partner. The dominant characteristics that the respondents expressed were stress, worry and anxiety. The dominant strategy was to try to control to reduce the emotional stress. The women described their relationships with a duality, both euphoric and destructive. The study results can lead to increased knowledge which may contribute to a greater understanding of people with a history of drug use consequences. This situation may lead to that those who are in such relationships faster can get support and they can understand that they are not alone. The increased knowledge can also reduce the taboo coating substance abuse problems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Co-dependency, addiction, women, social pedagogy, social work.
Keyword [sv]
Medberoende, missbruk, kvinnor, socialpedagogik, socialt arbete.
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7477Local ID: ESC500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7477DiVA: diva2:798124
Subject / course
Social pedagogy
Educational program
Socialpedagogik
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Available from: 2015-04-21 Created: 2015-03-26 Last updated: 2015-08-17Bibliographically approved

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