Resolution of the Transference

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The resolution or dissolution of the transference means the end-point of a transference neurosis and the full recognition by the analysand that his or her relationship to the psychoanalyst is based primarily on the repetition of earlier relationships, namely those of childhood. Freud's first explicit mention of the resolution of the transference was in "Recommendations to Physicians Practising Psycho-Analysis," where he described it as "one of the main tasks of the treatment" (1912e, p. 118). The introduction of this idea,...