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The Uninvited Guest
Emerging from Narcissism towards Marriage





ISBN 9781855751965
Published December 30, 1999 by Routledge
332 Pages

 
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This book brings together a deep thoughtfulness about the insights of psychoanalysis and its application to work with troubled couples with an original and closely argued reading of some classic plays about marriage. It will be of use to readers interested in psychoanalysis and literature.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- The Winter's Tale: marriage and re-marriage -- The "false-self" couple: seeking truth and being true -- The gathering of the transference -- Duet for one? Two people or a couple? -- Separations and the capacity to mourn -- That which couples bring to therapy -- Couple stories and couple dreams -- The uninvited guest -- Hell is oneself, the others merely projections -- Making the best of a bad job -- A sado-masochistic folie à deux -- Termination and Othello's version of Eliot's "two ways"

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