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Pugh, K. (2013). Initiating Psychoanalysis: Perspectives; edited by Bernard Reith, Sven Lagerlöf, Penelope Crick, Mette Møller and Elisabeth Skale Routledge, Hove, 2011, New Library of Psychoanalysis Teaching Series; 384 pp; £26.99 paperback, £95.00 hardback. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 94(6):1257-1262.

(2013). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 94(6):1257-1262

Initiating Psychoanalysis: Perspectives; edited by Bernard Reith, Sven Lagerlöf, Penelope Crick, Mette Møller and Elisabeth Skale Routledge, Hove, 2011, New Library of Psychoanalysis Teaching Series; 384 pp; £26.99 paperback, £95.00 hardback

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Kate Pugh

When two personalities meet an emotional storm is created. If they make sufficient contact to be aware of each other, or even sufficient contact to be unaware of each other, an emotional state is produced by the conjunction of these two individuals and the resulting disturbance is hardly likely to be regarded as necessarily an improvement on the state of affairs had they never met at all. But since they have met, and since this emotional storm has occurred, the two parties to this storm may decide to ‘make the best of a bad job’.

(Bion, 1987[1979], p.

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