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Psychoanalysis is not a quick fix

Where are the intimate relationships my analyst promised?

By Anna Blundy   November 2015


I’m sitting on a beanbag up a remote mountain in northern Italy. This isn’t the English person’s idea of a Tuscan idyll: olive groves, lanterns in the trees, a warm evening breeze and a pink glow from the sunset as the first sip of Chianti goes down and the burly villagers shout greetings from the lane. It’s raining and the house is taking on its winter chill. I’m on my own, have been on my own for days and will be on my own for…well, perhaps forever? I…

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