Motivations for Motherhood and the Nature of the Self—Object Tie

  • Leanne Domash


The tension between the wish to merge and the wish for separateness exists throughout life with a rhythm that, at certain points, accentuates one, then the other. Mothering embodies this duality: the wish to unite and the wish to be distinct and autonomous.


Postpartum Depression Transitional Relatedness Object Usage Standard Edition Transitional Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leanne Domash
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Beth Israel Medical CenterNew York CityUSA
  2. 2.Mount Sinai School of MedicineUSA

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