Archives par mot-clé : Function of the friend

Danièle Brun : friendship in adolescence : what for ?

What can we learn from those passionate adolescent friendships that unite couples of youths, their turmoil serving as a thread for stories of which they are the heroes ? In analysis, as in life, the friend is, in adolescence, the indispensable partner in the encounter that the other makes with sex and with the perspective of death. Thus it is inscribed within a treatment as an important figure of the transference.