Being in Love: Therapeutic Pathways Through Psychological Obstacles to Love / Edition 1
ISBN-10:
0415371600
ISBN-13:
9780415371605
Pub. Date:
09/12/2008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Being in Love: Therapeutic Pathways Through Psychological Obstacles to Love / Edition 1

Being in Love: Therapeutic Pathways Through Psychological Obstacles to Love / Edition 1

by Judith Pickering
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Overview

Finding true love is a journey of transformation obstructed by numerous psychological obstacles. Being in Love expands the traditional field of psychoanalytic couple therapy, and explores therapeutic methods of working through the obstacles leading to true love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415371605
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/12/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Judith Pickering is a psychoanalytic couple therapist, Jungian analyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Sydney. She is a senior supervisor and lecturer for the Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy. She is a member of The Australian and New Zealand Association of Jungian Analysts and the International Association for Analytical Psychology.

Table of Contents

What is love? James S. Grotstein ix

Acknowledgements xiii

Part I Being in love 1

Prelude - shooting the albatross 3

Introduction: a question of true love? 5

1 Love's many facets 18

2 The marriage of alterity and altruism 38

3 Subject relations 53

4 Falling in love: an exogamous initiation 65

Part II The path of love: an obstacle course 81

5 Love's therapeutics 83

6 Love's uncanny choices 96

7 Veils of projection 104

8 Relational configurations 120

9 Interlocking scenes: a malignant dowry 131

10 A hall of mirrors 151

11 The narcissism of Echo 165

12 Thresholds of intimacy: Bluebeard's Castle 182

13 Don't look back: Orpheus and Eurydice 191

Part III Transformations in love 209

14 Exogamy: a marriage of all loves 211

15 The iconoclasm of Joy 227

16 Laetitia, liveliness and love 238

17 Aletheia: becoming in love 247

Bibliography 251

Index 264

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