The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, and yet this very love must help the child to grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.

Source:Chapter 3: The Human Situation—the Key to Humanistic Psychoanalysis, Man's Needs—as They Stem From the Conditions of His Existence, A. Relatedness vs. Narcissism
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