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Kernberg, O.F. (1974). Mature Love: Prerequisites and Characteristics. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 22:743-768.

(1974). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 22:743-768

Mature Love: Prerequisites and Characteristics

Otto F. Kernberg, M.D.

SUMMARY

Mature love has been defined in terms of a developmental model centered upon consecutive stages of development of internalized object relations. Prerequisites for and characteristics of mature love have been set forth, illustrated by examples from both adolescence and middle age.

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