Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Quotes from books - The Mermaid Chair

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

... that when a person was in need of cataclysmic change, of a whole new center in the personality, for instance, his or her psyche would induce an infatuation, an erotic attachment, an intense falling-in-love. He knew this. Every analyst knew it. Falling in love was the oldest, most ruthless catalyst on earth. But typically you fell in love with something missing in yourself that you recognized in the other person...
Do therapists get bored at seeing human nature repeat itself so often? To the patient, their lives are unique. To the doctor, it's just another in a stack of "same shit, different day?"

1 comment:

Karen and Piper said...

When I read that section, I wondered precisely the same thing -- and had to fight an urge to ask my friends in that field!