Sample Cases

I worked with a woman who was the youngest child in her family. Her parents had tremendous conflicts; the father had wanted the mother to abort this child – he didn’t want another child – and the mother told the daughter.

Never close to her father, the woman married a man who had an alcohol problem, and she had a few affairs with married men – compulsively and repeatedly choosing men who couldn’t commit to her.

Her case illustrates how issues stemming from childhood get played out through your entire life unless you’re able to come to terms with them. Through psychoanalysis, she was able to understand and deal with her compulsion and the pain it created for her.

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