Narcissism and partial lack of reality testing (denial) in incestuous fathers
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Narcissism and partial lack of reality testing (denial) in incestuous fathersExtrait de l'introduction :
The incestuous father, believing in his right to have sex with his daughter, disregards the common incest taboo, and in so doing denies the special nature of the fatherdaughter relationship. At least part of his self regards the daughter as an adult woman not belonging to the family and with whom sexual activity is legitimate. There is little motivation for incestuous fathers to undergo psychotherapy, and therefore little is known about their psychodynamics from long-term psychotherapy. On the other hand, some authors agree on the relative deprivation experienced by incestuous fathers in childhood and the resulting narcissistic deficit. The following experiences have been noted: experience of loss; and either emotional rejection by mother or strong attachment to mother.