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(p. 205) Feeling Guilty 

(p. 205) Feeling Guilty
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(p. 205) Feeling Guilty
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271381.003.0029
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date: 05 December 2019

This radio talk records a conversation between Winnicott and Clare Raynor, a writer and broadcaster on child care and health, on the propensity of mothers to experience many guilt feelings around their children. They discuss the issue of one parent feeling jealous of the rival parent for the child’s love, an ageing mother feeling jealous as her young daughter starts her life, fears of the possible abnormality of the newborn and much more. Winnicott conveys how normal and common these feelings of anxiety and guilt are.

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