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Through fantasies of introjection and identification, the “lost object” is taken into the psyche, where it takes up a new intrapsychic life. This is the irony of human development: The ‘acceptance of loss’ in the external world is met with...

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— J. Lear

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Through fantasies of introjection and identification, the “lost object” is taken into the psyche, where it takes up a new intrapsychic life. This is the irony of human development: The ‘acceptance of loss’ in the external world is met with a corresponding recreation of the object in the internal world. Lear on Loss

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