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Re: Approximate relationship

Posted by pegasus on May 22, 2005, at 1:06:40

In reply to Re: Approximate relationship, posted by daisym on May 21, 2005, at 18:59:23

Well, ok, but what is the relationship approximating? A relationship IRL? That seems to be what Dinah's saying.

I think that's where I get stuck. It seems genuine and complete to me, even with the boundaries, which are part of what makes it rich. And I never thought of it as being approximately anything else. Thinking of it as approximately a friendship, or approximately a parent-child relationship seems unhelpful.

Oh . . . ok, so I'm figuring something out as I type. Maybe she's talking about how we sometimes see the T-client relationship as symbolic of other relationships (via transference). So, it's approximating those other relationships for us? At least in part.

Well, maybe I'm making it more complicated than it really is. Maybe she's just talking about how the relationship has inherent, important limits.





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