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Psychoanalysis • Psychotherapy • Counseling

David I. Brandt, LCSW, LLC

Montclair, NJ Area

Tools & Insights


Can One Ever Successfully Possess or Fully Know Another Person?

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 4:38 PM
“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)

Categories: Characterful, Communication Skills, Couples Issues, Family Issues, Interpersonal Relations, Parenting, Relationship Tools, Stuckness

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Reply Carolyn Schurmann
3:17 PM on March 31, 2014 
The only person we can truly know is Self and that takes a lifetime.
Reply David I Brandt
3:24 PM on March 31, 2014 
Carolyn Schurmann says...
The only person we can truly know is Self and that takes a lifetime.

Nicely said! Thank you for feeding back!
Reply Carolyn Schurmann
10:07 PM on April 1, 2014 
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.
Reply David I Brandt, LCSW
2:18 AM on April 3, 2014 
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.