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Severing Family Relationships

EMOTIONAL CUT-OFF       A man refuses to speak to his sister for 15 years.  The reason?  At the time of their mother’s death, he was left alone to care for her as she died.  Then, to add insult to injury, … Continue reading

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True Intimacy Depends Upon Separateness

INTIMACY DEPENDS ON SEPARATENESS   In earliest childhood our self-concept emerges from the symbiotic union of mother and baby.  Gradually it dawns on us that we are separate from our earliest caregivers.  First we learn we have a separate body … Continue reading

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Fusion vs. Togetherness: Forces in Balance

INDIVIDUALITY AND TOGETHERNESS FORCES IN BALANCE   In all of nature, the maintenance of the status quo is a function of a dynamic balance between opposing forces. Gravity and centrifugal force keep the planets in formation. The heat of the … Continue reading

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Fusion vs Closeness

COUPLES’ DILEMMA:  FUSION OR CLOSENESS We humans have a natural desire for closeness with another.  We want to share our burdens and our joy.  We hope our troubles will be easier to bear if we have support.  We know that pleasure and delight … Continue reading

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