Métamorphoses conjugales et périnatales : l'arrivée d'un premier enfant au sein du couple

Abstract : This thesis aims to explore the psychological processes at work within the couple at the time of the transition to parenthood. For the couple, access to parenthood is a disruption of the relational dynamics and the partners have to develop new status as spouse, lover and parent. A reorganization of the conjugal link is necessary, involving on one hand, an intrapsychic crisis which comes along with the reactivation of the story and individual infantile sexuality of future parents, and, on the other hand, an intersubjective crisis which concerns family and conjugal links. This relational reorganization between the parents-to-be comes along with the recollection of archaic and oedipal movements but also with a generational conflict for each of the partners. Furthermore, the marital crisis for the perinatal period feeds on intimate conflicts replayed at the parental level and on the reactivation of conscious and unconscious elements shared at the time of the couples foundation. The marital crisis of future parents re-questions the origin of the couple, the reasons of the choice of the spouse and its defensive arrangements. In this context, we ask ourselves the following question: How do these psychic reorganizations of the conjugal bond contribute to parenthood construction and to the investment of the child? Our study concerns the nature of transformations of the conjugal bond during the period of the parenthood to each of the partners.
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Charlène Guéguen. Métamorphoses conjugales et périnatales : l'arrivée d'un premier enfant au sein du couple. Psychologie. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017USPCB191⟩. ⟨tel-02334947⟩

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