We live in a time when fear becomes impalpable and is associated with a sense of defeat, the roots of which are the loss of the bonds of brotherhood and a lack of sense in our lives. Individually we experience fear as a loss of protection by the self. The individual and the social sides of fear find their intersection in the affective loss of what is fundamental: Eros. Fear and Eros are closely associated: the lack of Eros generates fear, but also his presence can elicit fear, when Eros is injured. Fear challenges the analyst. The transition from fear to Eros can only occur after embracing the fear of the patient, making it an understandable experience that can be dramatized in the analytic setting. Clinical references testify the experience of the link between fear and Eros, which patients live in early abandonment, in paternal harassments, in the loneliness of a childhood spent in containing the family drama.
Keywords: Fear, anxiety, panic, Eros, synchronicity, meaning