TITLE

NEW ZEALANDERS' EXPERIENCES OF SUPPORTING COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS

AUTHOR(S)
Guy, Carla
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Social Policy Journal of New Zealand;Jun2009, Issue 35, p152
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper provides an overview of a qualitative study on access to information and support for sustaining couple relationships. Fifty people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences were interviewed for the research. Relationship support is an under-researched topic, particularly in New Zealand. The results discuss three central sources of support: family and friends (informal); people working in communities without primary roles or responsibilities for relationship support, such as general practitioners (semi-formal); and professionals focused specifically on relationship wellbeing (formal). The research also gives insights into the barriers to and facilitators for accessing support for couple relationships.
ACCESSION #
48923977

 

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