Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
BOECHAT, Clarisse Sousa et al. Impacts of conjugal isolation on the routine of the emigrant’s wife. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.4, pp. 851-860. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722010000400021.
According to the literature, social isolation tends to favor the worsening of the physical and emotional health, regardless gender, age and marital status. This study searches to take knowledge of the migratory process implications on the women’s daily life, resident in Governador Valadares", who have their partners abroad as emigrants. It is an exploratory research, having been made 247 home interviews with resident women in Governador Valadares", whose partners live abroad as emigrants for a minimal period of three months. The data reveal that with this isolation women have become less sociable, stopped participating in common leisure activities, and set apart of friends, weakening their social support and net. The conjugal isolation, besides provoking significant changes in the woman’s routine, produces changes in their self-perception and in the way of evaluation of their conjugal relationship.
Keywords : Emigration ; emigrants’ wives ; conjugal isolation.