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The Need for Recognition within the Couple

  • Anne Muxel
Part of the Europe in Transition: The Nyu European Studies Series book series (EIT)

Abstract

Couples are founded on the basis of an encounter. They come together because they choose each other, because they are attracted to each other, and because of the affinity between them. Even if this choice remains a mystery, resulting from some kind of secret chemistry, the alliance is formed on the basis of a mutual recognition. The ups and downs of the couple’s adventure together will unfurl over whatever time they will have together, depending on the expectations and the demands linked to this mutual recognition. These ups and downs will either engage or disengage the couple, will either strengthen it or undo it.

Keywords

Mutual Recognition Romantic Love Romantic Passion Iting Couple Unconscious Mind 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Pascal Duret, Le Couple Face au Temps (Paris: Armand Colin, 2007), p. 123.Google Scholar
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    Serge Chaumier, La Déliaison Amoureuse (Paris: PUF, 1999), p. 181.Google Scholar
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    Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook (New York: Bantam Books, 1973, c1962), pp. 256–257 and p. 666.Google Scholar
  4. 8.
    Jean Kellerhals, René Levy, and Eric D. Widmer, Mesure et Démesure du Couple. Cohésion, Crises et Résilience dans la vie des Couples (Paris: Payot-Rivages, 2004).Google Scholar

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