David I. Brandt,  - Psychoanalysis • Psychotherapy • Counseling
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Can One Ever Successfully Possess or Fully Know Another Person?

“Marriage … that odd mixture of violent devotion and legitimate lust in which desire eventually gives way to a forced and decorous composure that captures the essential opacity of even one’s most intimate partner”

Alberto Moravia (translated from Italian)


4 Comments to Can One Ever Successfully Possess or Fully Know Another Person?:

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Carolyn Schurmann on Monday, March 31, 2014 11:17 AM
The only person we can truly know is Self and that takes a lifetime.
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David I Brandt on Monday, March 31, 2014 11:24 AM
Nicely said! Thank you for feeding back!


Carolyn Schurmann on Tuesday, April 01, 2014 6:07 PM
The quote on marriage is one disgruntled man's opinion. I would hope you would not offer this up as a guide to clients or self.
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David I Brandt, LCSW on Wednesday, April 02, 2014 10:18 PM
I'm not sure that I take this as a disgruntled perspective, necessarily. I do like to occasionally include in my blog potentially thought-provoking quotes and/or observations that make people question, and raise consciousness about, their 'status quos'. I'd like to believe I am offering them a positive opportunity in doing so.
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