By Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
This variation of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl's definitive biography of pioneering baby analyst Anna Freud includes—among different new features—a significant retrospective advent by means of the author.
“Young-Bruehl’s description of 1 of the main advanced yet fabulous lighting fixtures in psychoanalytic background has stood as a beacon to scholars of psychoanalytic background. it's the most sensible so much rigorously crafted biography of any psychoanalyst and it illuminates the full culture with a readability that in simple terms the exploration of the lifetime of the daughter of the founding father of the circulate might be able to supply. it's a fantastically written insightful and remarkably edifying piece of labor. the simplest has simply received better.”
-- Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, college collage London
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How long do I have to wait till I am relieved of this prison sentence. I have never had a chance. I guess I fucked it up early on and I am just paying for that now. I am out of control. I am so stupid. Just kill me. Please kill me. ” I routinely interpret how he is making sure to keep us separate and distant by having such a monologue. And, I mention that he is very committed to convincing me that there is no love, hope, or joy in his life and in our session. Bit by bit, very slowly, this line of investigation has been fruitful.
I also interpreted that he felt sorry for her and felt like he would be abandoning her if he wasn’t “there for her,” especially when she seemed depressed, working in a dead-end job, and always complaining about her life. ” After about six months, he did in fact break up with her after they had started spending less and less time together. He had suspected that she was interested in a mutual friend and found out that was true. From my perspective, it seemed that she had become unhappy with his drinking and pot smoking, was depressed about her own life, and found someone else who seemed to pay more attention to her.
This psychological P S Y C H OA N A LY S I S A S D E F I N E D B Y T H E C L I N I CA L S I T U AT I O N 11 problem is similar to what Bass (2007) outlined in his exploration of the as-if character from a Kleinian perspective. Betty was unsure of her own self because she tried to be what others wanted. Indeed, she was frightened of the consequences of freeing herself from this emotional slavery. If I was able to continue working with Betty, I would pursue the exploration of her projected aggression, dependency, and envy because it seemed that this was at the root of her struggle.
Anna Freud: A Biography (2nd Edition) by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl