The Unconscious Mind and Romantic Attraction

By Lauren Mackler In The Development of Personality, Carl Jung writes that, " is the strength of the bond to the parents that unconsciously influences the choice of husband or wife, either positively or negatively." As my own divorce drama unfolded many years ago, it became clear to me that there were deeper issues between my husband and me than appeared on the surface. As I began to read literature which echoed Jung's premise that our choice of romantic partners is directly influenced by our past experiences with our parents or primary caretakers, I realized the tremendous influence ... Read more