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The effects of migration on family relationships: case studies

The effects of migration on family relationships: case studies PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to discuss the impacts of internal migration on families, specifically on emotional bonds and mental health, and relate the process of change and life trajectory of migration mobility within a population.Design/methodology/approachThis was a qualitative study on two case studies taken from family psychotherapy.FindingsThe analyses indicate the splitting and forming of emotional bonds, the psychological illness caused by intrasubjective, intersubjective and transubjective conflicts, and the transgenerational dynamics which all repeat themselves within the families of today. The authors conclude that, in many cases, migration turns into one of the contingencies of life that can cause psychological disorganization.Research limitations/implicationsThe complexity and diversity of migration reveals a myriad of reasons, densities, directions, spatialities and temporalities of that are part of a contemporary study.Practical implicationsContribution to therapeutic processes for aid to migrants and their families.Social implicationsContribution to the reduction of stress for migrants.Originality/valueThe focus of this study is on therapeutic processes and their repercussions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1747-9894
DOI
10.1108/IJMHSC-05-2015-0016
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to discuss the impacts of internal migration on families, specifically on emotional bonds and mental health, and relate the process of change and life trajectory of migration mobility within a population.Design/methodology/approachThis was a qualitative study on two case studies taken from family psychotherapy.FindingsThe analyses indicate the splitting and forming of emotional bonds, the psychological illness caused by intrasubjective, intersubjective and transubjective conflicts, and the transgenerational dynamics which all repeat themselves within the families of today. The authors conclude that, in many cases, migration turns into one of the contingencies of life that can cause psychological disorganization.Research limitations/implicationsThe complexity and diversity of migration reveals a myriad of reasons, densities, directions, spatialities and temporalities of that are part of a contemporary study.Practical implicationsContribution to therapeutic processes for aid to migrants and their families.Social implicationsContribution to the reduction of stress for migrants.Originality/valueThe focus of this study is on therapeutic processes and their repercussions.

Journal

International Journal of Migration, Health and Social CareEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 12, 2017

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