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Dr. Hugh Mullen reading work of Karen Horney
Describes the conditions of conditions after marriage, once the first feelings of love have changed. Results in a loss of happiness.
Sadistic trends that may enter a love relationship. Discussion is less of sexual perversions, rather the stress is on "sadistic character in totality through criticism, degrading, and enslaving others."
-Desire to mold another person, based on selfish motives. Master/slave relationship.
-Devises employed to enslave a love partner. Particularly as related to the relationship between an older man and a younger man. Technique of isolation and disparagement to reduce partner to complete dependency.
Uses three literary sources as examples:
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Diary of a Seducer by Søren Kierkegaard
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 69404
Municipal archives id: LT665