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Ferenczi, S. (1916). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, July 28, 1916. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 135-136.

Ferenczi, S. (1916). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, July 28, 1916. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 135-136

Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, July 28, 1916 Book Information Previous Up Next

Sándor Ferenczi

[Budapest,] July 28, 1916

Dear Professor,

Your card arrived here very much delayed, but I would have been able to reply to it a long time ago—if I hadn't wanted to express something special with this delay; namely, that of my earlier symptoms, two important ones still persist: the inability to make a decision in the question of marriage—and my inability to work.—The parallelism of both symptoms is too striking to have escaped me. But the deeper connection is still missing. For that reason I have come to the following decision: I have the right to claim an additional two weeks' leave in the course of this year. I want to take it at the end of September (or beginning of October) and dedicate it to terminating or completing the treatment. But I would not like to give up your promised visit in Budapest!

Another modality (a very nice one) would be the following: we could spend the last two weeks of your vacation together in the Alps or the Carpathians; it has certainly been demonstrated in Vienna that being together agrees well with the treatment. But I fear that it won't suit you to amalgamate these two weeks of vacation with an analytic hour.—

I am incredibly much indebted to the last analysis for my analytic technique. It occurs to me that I have only now grasped the significance of repetition in the treatment in all its depth. (—Nasal symptoms, sleeplessness, almost all disappeared.—)

I am very sorry that you have to make do with Salzburg, even though this town is among the most charming.

I read the Lectures with the greatest pleasure.

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