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Ferenczi, S. (1919). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, March 18, 1919. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919, 336.

Ferenczi, S. (1919). Letter from Sándor Ferenczi to Sigmund Freud, March 18, 1919. The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi Volume 2, 1914-1919 , 336

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Sándor Ferenczi

Budapest, March 18, 1919

Dear Professor,

I find myself in the acclimatization stage of marriage. Aside from small vacillations, which pass quickly, everything seems to be getting on the right track. The future may prove you right, you who did not allow yourself to be diverted from this solution, despite my often very dramatic displays of resistance. I have the feeling that the final settlement of my personal matter will significantly increase my capacity for work. In any event, new work plans are always emerging, e.g., that of the final realization of the paleobiological speculation.—It will certainly interest you to know that the Basedow remnants have lately begun to disappear; my pulse rate, earlier around 90, has decreased to 60-70; the circumference of my neck has decreased by 2 centimeters. So, also “Groddeck!” on my part!—It was only a coincidence that Dr. Pálos's death occurred on the day of the wedding; it is certain that he didn't know the date. Nevertheless, his brief spell of poor health did take place approximately from the time [between] the final divorce and the wedding, which he certainly expected. So the connection is certainly striking.—

Your dear letter gave us much joy. We both hope that our friendship will always remain undisturbed. I think that henceforth I will sooner be permitted also to show you all the gratitude that I always felt toward you. Neurotic inhibitions, which from time to time prevented me from doing that, may finally have been banished from the world.—It is a good feeling in this gruesome time that one has some friends whom one can count on under all circumstances, and for whom one is prepared to make every sacrifice.—Also thank your wife and sister-in-law for their dear lines. Gizella will reply to you soon.

Toni is cheerful again and totally with us. Of course, for the time being only a beer brewer.—

Next time I will write specifically about Ψα matters. For now I only wanted to give a sign of life.

Cordially, your grateful


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