Rom J Psychoanal 2020, 13(2):185-190
DOI: 10.2478/rjp-2020-0023

Abstract: Despite the fact that the secret was not the subject of psychoanalytical research and therefore the term was not indexed, we come across it in day-to-day life, in many aspects and many relationships. It appears in the discourse of patients in psychotherapy clinics, but also in the patient-psychoanalyst and transference-countertransference relationships. We find it woven in many defence mechanisms and processes of symptom creation or expression of unconscious life. In clinical practice, “Secret of life, secret of death” reveals the secret in relationships (in professional relationships, familial ones, and in the therapeutic


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