By Judith Rossner
Initially released in paper shape, by way of Houghton Mifflin, 1983 (ISBN: 03953397)
From the New York Times bestselling writer of Looking for Mr. Goodbar— the tale of 2 ladies, a psychoanalyst and her sufferer who support one another via very diversified classes of their lives.
When sunrise Henley, the gorgeous, gifted Barnard collage freshman steps into psychoanalyst Dr. Lulu Shinefeld’s workplace, she’s instantly intrigued. What may have pushed this woman to such severe degrees of melancholy? Over the process 5 years, Dawn’s weird and wonderful and tortured youth is drawn out, and either ladies are unavoidably replaced.
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Copyrighted Material 26 KoHUr LECIURE 2 it in supervision . The patient became self-conscious when my supervisee became self-conscious when his patient began to dream of him as an idealized priest. And I got the point of why this particular person couldn't take that. I don't want to go into the details of that; I'm sure you can figure it out. At any rate, for a while, every time this kind of thing came up and I dealt with it, I still enjoyed it. Now it seems like absolutely nothing to me, it goes without saying.
And, as this goes on, there has begun a deep enjoyment of his work, because, by golly, now it's something that he wants to do, not something that he must do. The play, you know, "where the id was, " as it were, is where the grandiose self was enjoying itself. But why shouldn't work be fulfilling? Why shouldn't one's ambitions come out in this work, and exhibitionism, and pleasure, and pleasure talking about it? Analysis of his guilt about really talking about his enjoyment gradually led to a true overcoming of his work inhibition, which was not an inhibition of guilt and did not grow out of a structural conflict.
It is trying because you haven't been phony. You have really done your best. It is not that you have not been empathic, because you have been empathic. And, yet, you must allow the patient to refuse the food that you have given him. And you wonder, what can I do now? Nothing. You have to understand that, too. There is no end to under standing. So you are silent. You wait. I wish I could give you a cookbook on how one analyzes, but there are no cookbooks. If there were, they would defeat themselves.
August by Judith Rossner