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AMORIM, Patrícia Mafra; BELO, Fabio Roberto Rodrigues  and  MOREIRA, Giselle Gonçalves Mattos. Monogamy: winnicottian interpretations. Contextos Clínic [online]. 2015, vol.8, n.2, pp. 201-209. ISSN 1983-3482.

The aim of this article is to develop hypothesis about the relations between psychic and emotional development as described by Winnicott and the monogamy. We conclude that monogamy can be interpreted as an attempt to return to the original state in which the security provided by the dependent relationship with the mother is rediscovered. In this type of loving arrangement, there are attempts to restore feelings of security, exclusivity and need of others. Thus, it is proposed to think the constitution of a couple as an attempt to establish themselves as indispensable, refusing the transience and the transitioning of the affectionate bond. This relationship would be an attempt to spare us the anguish of not being loved and appease excess of drive excitement inherited from the initial affection of the first caregivers. It is still possible to think that monogamy, as a forceful social model, also facilitates the installation and maintenance of false selves.

Keywords : monogamy; Winnicott; Maternal dependence.

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