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Haunted by Parents

Leonard Shengold


This book examines why some people are resistant to change, even when it seems to promise a change for the better. Drawing on a lifetime of clinical experience as well as wide readings of world literature, the book shows how early childhood relationships with parents can lead to a powerful conviction that change means loss. The book continues previous explorations into the consequences of early psychological injury and loss. In the examples of real patients and in the lives and work of such figures as Edna St. Vincent Millay, William Wordsworth, and Henrik Ibsen, it looks at the different ways ... More

Keywords: change, childhood relationships, parents, loss, childhood trauma, child abuse, psychological injury, memories, creative process, therapy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780300116106
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300116106.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leonard Shengold, author