Symposium on object relations theory and love. Love, the couple, and the group: a psychoanalytic frame
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Symposium on object relations theory and love. Love, the couple, and the group
Abstract: 

After a brief summary of previous work on the intrapsychic preconditions of love relations, this paper explores the built-in contradictions between the sexual couple and its social group, their mutual equilibrium, and the formation and dissolution of couples within the group. Clinical case material illustrates how three dimensions of love relations-namely, sexual experience, object relations, and superego integration-jointly determine a couple's stability within the social group. Finally, sexual psychopathology affecting the couple's interaction with its social group is explored in terms of some frequent pathological developments.

Author(s): 
Kernberg, O. F.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Psychoanalytic Quarterly
Journal Abbreviation: 
Psychoanal Q
Publication Date: 
1980-01
Publication Year: 
1980
Pages: 
78-108
Volume: 
49
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
0033-2828
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 7189060

Turabian/Chicago Citation

O. F. Kernberg. 1980-01. "Symposium on object relations theory and love. Love, the couple, and the group: a psychoanalytic frame." The Psychoanalytic Quarterly 49: 1: 78-108.

Wikipedia Citation

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