Mitigating Loss and Trauma: The Continuing Bonds Experience of Daughters Bereaved to Intimate Partner Femicide

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Abstract

The current study sheds light on the continuing bonds experience of adult Israeli daughters whose mothers were murdered by their fathers. Through 11 semi structured interviews, common externalized and internalized continuing bonds with the deceased mothers were closely examined. The interpreted results supported the existence of bonds, yet revealed a unique manifestation; the bonds were purposefully and defensively restricted, which seemed to be an adjustive compromise in light of the strong traumatic component of the loss. Our results contribute to the theoretical and clinical understanding of the restrictive effect that trauma components have on loss components in cases of traumatic bereavement.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2170-2193
Number of pages24
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume29
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2023

Keywords

  • bereavement
  • domestic violence
  • dual-process model
  • homicide
  • traumatic loss

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Law
  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

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