By Donald Meltzer, Martha Harris, Meg Harris Williams
This quantity incorporates a consultant collection of talks and writings via Martha Harris and Donald Meltzer at the key developmental section of early life, from their teachings either individually and jointly over decades. comparable books in this subject by means of those authors have existed for it slow in Italian and in Spanish yet no longer beforehand in English.
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He has to choose between the theory that he is his own parent and made himself by himself, in some way, or that his parents are “somewhere else” in the mythical or abstract sense. The choice between being one’s own parents (feeling and theorizing that he created himself on his own) and being the son of some abstract parental entity (such as, for example, God or a particular football team), is extremely crucial. This is the identity crisis: it is an area of confusion which subsumes all the other confusions—it is the essential problem of the adolescent world.
It is as if she were really trying to canalize all her greedy feelings into the actual eating of food, and to supervise and control them in this way. ” She went on to say that almost as much as the eating, she liked to study recipes, which she would often read in the bathroom. Dr Meltzer: I would say that this is rather a fine example of the way in which a hypochondriac element can be hidden in the symptom of refusal of food. If one had only the information that Rosamund monitored her food intake, one would not have known that what she was also monitoring was the “eating” of her internal objects.
Analytic work to gather together his infantile parts into the transference and to differentiate the delusions-of-adulthood from his true adult personality was the most tedious uphill work. Every separation brought a renewed flight by projective identification: represented in dreams by intruding into gardens, climbing into houses, leaving the main road for a trackless swamp, and so forth. For instance, in a Thursday evening session he had experienced a reawakening of gratitude toward his mother for providing the analysis, along with guilt about the motor scooter he had insisted on having and the hours of analysis he had missed or wasted.
Adolescence: Talks and Papers by Donald Meltzer and Martha Harris by Donald Meltzer, Martha Harris, Meg Harris Williams