The relationship between career and couple burnout: Implications for career and couple counseling

Ayala Malach Pines, Renato Nunes

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Abstract

The importance of work and love for healthy functioning is well documented. This article addresses the relationship between them. The authors argue, based on a psychoanalytic-existential perspective, that people's choice of work and love is related to similar unresolved childhood issues and that career burnout and couple burnout are related to failure in the existential quest aimed at solving these issues. The existence of a relationship between career burnout and couple burnout is demonstrated by several clinical examples and the results of an exploratory cross-cultural study involving Israeli, Spanish, Portuguese, American, British, and Finnish students. Implications for career and couple counseling are drawn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-64
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Employment Counseling
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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