From Libido to Love: Relational Psychoanalysis and the Redemption of Sexuality

Volume
Volume 35
Issue
Spring 2007
Title
From Libido to Love: Relational Psychoanalysis and the Redemption of Sexuality
Abstract

The author presents a case which posits the profound growth potential of relational psychoanalysis when it is grounded in a thoroughly Christian world view. Prefacing the case of Graciella, is a brief overview of pertinent relational and Christian concepts. The movements of this psychoanalysis are then interpreted as composed of three transference cadences: Abandonment and the longing for nurture; Rejection and the plea for acceptance, and Destruction and the survival of the object. Graciella's maturation toward intersubjective relationships, educational and career achievements, and spiritual and artistic formation are chronicled. Verbatim patient interactions as well as patient dreams, poetry and journal entries lend poignancy to the narration.

Author
M. Hoffman
Pages
74 - 82
Price
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