Be the Change You want to See: Discovering Principles of Nonviolent Social Movements in Intimate Relationships

Jason Whiting, Steven M Harris, Jaclyn Cravens, Megan Oka

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Abstract

Although principles of nonviolence have been applied in sociopolitical arenas, they can also be helpful in understanding intimate partner relationships. This is because couples who handle conflict in a constructive way are often using techniques and ideas congruent with nonviolent philosophies. Relationships that handle conflict by becoming aggressive could potentially apply principles of nonviolence to help them address problems in constructive ways. The purpose of this study was to explore qualitative data that described intimate partner dynamics (including conflict, violence, appraisals, and safety) to better understand how individuals apply principles of nonviolence in their partnerships to achieve healthier relationship outcomes. Three qualitative data sets were analyzed using grounded theory methodology. From this secondary analysis, emerged categories and concepts that illustrate the ways couples demonstrate nonviolence principles in these relationships. The first main category
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11
JournalThe Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families
StatePublished - Aug 30 2016

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