Son alone, only a son, an only child? When loyalty to the memory of the brother and the pain of the parents is the consequence of a trauma with loss

Author/s Alessandra De Col, Ilaria Picchio
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/36 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 85-98 File size 359 KB
DOI 10.3280/PR2012-036006
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In this work the authors present a clinical case in which the concept of loyalty to the memory of those who failed and the pain of that trauma can lead to symptoms that portends a psychological split, defined as a difficulty in family. The ethics and loyalty to family, loyalty to it to protect it from pain, sometimes sacrificing their own. The reading of the relational dynamics of family helps to highlight the function of the difficulty to define the child M. In this family, as often happens in families with children, M. was the clue to enter the maze of her painful family history and unravel the skein. This family has also helped the co-therapist to overcome their "mourning" about separation as co-therapists.

Keywords: Loyalty, family myth, authenticity, co-therapy, mourning, separation and belonging.

Alessandra De Col, Ilaria Picchio, Figlio solo, solo un figlio, figlio unico? Quando la lealtà al ricordo del fratello e al dolore dei genitori è figlia di un trauma da lutto in "RIVISTA DI PSICOTERAPIA RELAZIONALE " 36/2012, pp 85-98, DOI: 10.3280/PR2012-036006