Adolescence/Young Adult - Handbook of couples therapy

Intimacy Intimacy/communion redefined by closeness to peers and others outside family. Mistrust of others. Reluctance to trust, bond. Peer attachment is buffer to parental conflict. Development of empathy for parent . Affectionate, authoritative coparenting. Rebuild trust and respect. Identity Increasing self-differentiation and identification with peers and others outside family. Over-identification with a parent. Rejection of parent or stepparent. Role model of parent achieving healthy separation/individuation. Appropriate familial responsibility. Support parental patience, perspective, and constancy. Aid conflict de-escalation and management. 416 SPECIAL ISSUES FACED BY COUPLES
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