By Katherine P.H. Young, Anita Y.L. Fok
Even though the perfect of companionate marriage has progressively been validated in Hong Kong, demographic traits from the Nineteen Eighties mirror higher marital and kinfolk instability. within the years yet to come, grownup fulfilment is perhaps present in numerous methods: via marriage, divorce, remarriage, or the only kingdom. each one of those has its personal potentials, tensions, and customers for progress and improvement. every one bargains assorted notwithstanding practicable existence kinds during which humans can strengthen in maturity. those developments demand a rethinking of marriage and of our expectation that marriage and the kin bond will proceed to function the relational context of grownup dwelling. This assortment on marital paintings bargains the potential to reconsider marriage by means of analyzing the methods husbands and better halves take care of the calls for and dilemmas in their dating, from diversified parenting, forgiveness, dealing with adolescence abuse, infidelity, disenchantment and distancing, to uncoupling in divorce, and re-coupling in remarriage. each one bankruptcy addresses points of those concerns, with a spotlight at the restoration, reinvention and reconstruction of the self to satisfy the numerous demanding situations bobbing up from the connection and from lifestyles situations. The editors and members are marriage and family members counsellors and researchers from a number of marriage and relations provider enterprises and coaching institutes in Hong Kong. through sharing their studies they target to advertise a cultural weather that values enduring relationships and relations residing. to enhance this they recommend the improvement of a social ethos and help structures that aid these striving to deal with marriage, divorce, and remarriage. concerning the AuthorKATHERINE PUI-HA younger was once previously a Professor within the division of Social paintings and Social management, the college of Hong Kong. ANITA YUK-LIN FOK is Honorary Assistant Professor within the collage of Hong Kong, and a marital and family members therapist. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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On e i s through reflectiv e self-transformatio n an d self cultivation, calling forth an d developin g personal resources and resilienc y in dealin g wit h everyda y lif e concerns , a s reveale d b y th e remarrie d spouses in their adaptation t o their "secon d spring" . A relational pathwa y is possibl e fro m partner s helpin g eac h othe r t o overcom e ol d vulnerabilities, a s portrayed by the husband reassurin g his wife disturbe d by flashbacks o f early sexual abuse . Another pathway could b e facilitate d in therap y o r i n researc h b y the unfoldin g proces s o f recal l an d review , paying attentio n an d focusin g exploratio n o n a variet y o f possibl e viewpoints o f th e sam e incident .
He does not see that his spous e is a human-being-in-process, tha t she has been evolvin g from a past, an d is still i n th e proces s o f transformin g int o a person-to-be i n th e future . The forme r i s a froze n view , bu t th e latte r i s muc h mor e tentativ e and flui d an d provide s mor e roo m fo r change . The person wh o see s hi s partner a s "that' s the way she is " does no t hav e any expectation o r hop e for change in his partner. Whatever weaknesses he sees in his partner ma y be see n a s unchangeabl e an d froze n flaws , disabilitie s an d defects .
Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Professional Practice in the Hong Kong Cultural Context by Katherine P.H. Young, Anita Y.L. Fok