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Romantic Intimacy$
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Nancy Yousef

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804786096

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804786096.001.0001

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Sitting with Strangers

(p.137) Coda
Romantic Intimacy

Nancy Yousef

Stanford University Press

The coda explores the paradoxical intimacy of psychoanalysis as theorized in the clinical writings of Sigmund Freud and a range of Anglo-American “relational” analysts. Psychoanalytic theory is shown to reduplicate the tensions between a belief in existential privacy and a reassuring confidence in empathic communication that were symptomatic of moral sentimentalism. The coda also identifies a romanticist strain of conceptually challenging and rhetorically complex psychoanalytic writing which is deeply attentive to the asymmetrical and non-mutual emotional engagement of analytic partners.

Keywords:   psychoanalysis, object relations, empathy, transference, countertransference, intimacy, attunement, recognition

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