What psychological factors enter into play in a love story? How do they interact with each other? How do they influence a relationship's emotional climate and end results (happiness or unhappiness, splitting up or stability)? Relying on attachment theory, the authors supply an original and efficacious description of couple relationship dynamics from the vantage point of affect regulation and the interlaced motivation systems involving attachment, care-giving, and sexuality. This book is a useful tool for couples therapy scholars and professionals in their efforts to analyse and manage one-on-one relationships.
Rosetta Castellano holds a doctorate in Dynamic, Clinical and Developmental Psychology and is a resident in Clinical Psychology at La Sapienza University in Rome.
Patrizia Velotti holds a doctorate in Dynamic, Clinical and Developmental Psychology earned at La Sapienza University in Rome, where she is a research associate.
Giulio Cesare Zavattini teaches Couples Evaluation and Psychodynamic-Clinical Intervention in the Psychology Faculty at La Sapienza University in Rome.