This book is devoted to the developmental substrate of regret and of its vicissitudes over the life span. It deals with fiction, poetry, and movies pertaining to regret. The book elucidates the psychopathological dimension of ego restriction associated with regret.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Developmental Realms -- The capacity for regret in children and adolescents -- Regret, resolution, and reparation in marital relationships -- The trajectory of remorse to regret in old age -- Cultural Realms -- The poetics of regret in repetition, mourning, and reparation -- Of regret and Plato's ghost -- Regret on the screen and regret as a screen -- Clinical Realms -- Regret, nostalgia, and masochism -- Development perspectives in the treatment of regret -- Clinical transformation of intolerable regret into tolerable regret -- Longing for a second chance