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DIAS, Ana Rita; MANITA, Celina; GONCALVES, Rui Abrunhosa  and  MACHADO, Carla. Young and adult intimate relationships, a comparative analysis: From narratives on love to violent conjugalities. Psicologia [online]. 2013, vol.27, n.1, pp.63-89. ISSN 0874-2049.

In this study we make a comparative analysis between the discourse of participants with a history of violence in intimate relationships and the discourse of the participants without a history of violence, both in the youth population as in the adulthood. The study includes 24 participants with a history of violence and 28 participants without a history of violence, with who we conducted an individual interview about the love story of their lives. Five interpretative repertoires about love were identified in all participants, and we also found differences in the use pattern and in the range of the repertoires. We discuss how the participants use the interpretative repertoires to facilitate or limit the intimate violence. Finally, considering the specificities identified in the discourse of victims, offenders and young people, we discuss some potential intervention issues for each case.

Keywords : love; violence; intimacy; interpretative repertoires; culture.

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