The Dynamics of Rebuilding Trust and Trustworthiness in Marital Relationship Post Infidelity Disclosure

Jurnal Psikologi

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Title The Dynamics of Rebuilding Trust and Trustworthiness in Marital Relationship Post Infidelity Disclosure
Creator Pramudito, Anselmus Agung
Minza, Wenty Marina
Subject psychology; social psychology; family and marriage psychology; qualitative method
infidelity disclosure; marital relationship; trust; trustworthiness
Description Infidelity has been one of the leading causes of marital divorce for couples in many countries, including Indonesia. For couples surviving infidelity in marriage, some aspects of the marital relationship such as trust and trustworthiness can be affected. Rebuilding trust and trustworthiness after the disclosure of infidelity can be one of the most important factors in recovering the quality of marital relationship. This research adopted qualitative research method with phenomenological approach to explore the dynamics of rebuilding trust and trustworthiness in marital relationship post infidelity disclosure. The study found that the victim of infidelity rebuilt their trust toward the perpetrator in five aspects. Three of these were personal aspects, including risk identification and prevention, predictability, and belief; and two were relational aspects, including intimacy and reciprocity. Whereas the perpetrators of infidelity rebuilt their trustworthiness by showing four aspects: commitment, openness and honesty, benevolence, and religiosity. Those aspects provided implications in recovery of marital relationship post infidelity disclosure.
Publisher Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Date 2021-08-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Qualitative Method; Phenomenology; Interview; Observation
Format application/pdf
Source Jurnal Psikologi; Vol 48, No 2 (2021); 16 - 30
Jurnal Psikologi; Vol 48, No 2 (2021); 16 - 30
Language eng

Subjects of this research were married couples with infidelity history in their marriage that was clearly acknowledged by both parties, but never divorced. The infidelity was also confirmed to be truly over.
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