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Mothers’ understandings of ‘home’ after relationship separation and divorce

Campo, Monica; Fehlberg, Belinda; Natalier, Kristin; Smyth, Bruce


This paper explores 35 mothers’ understandings of home after relationship separation, along with barriers and facilitators to creating home post-separation. No previous research has done so. We found that for mothers, like their children, home was complex and multidimensional, and rarely defined just in terms of physical space. Rather, it was a relational concept, with physical space providing the context for relationships with family, neighbourhood and community, to feel safe, and the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2020.1837514


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