Primary Care Companion

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Being Left.

Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2002;4(2):76-77

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In my book A Practical Guide to Cognitive Therapy, I discuss falling in love. Part of this process involvesthe “forming of an icon,” in which all the idealized beliefs about a loved one are represented. When a relationship dissolves, grieving the actual loss is often not the hardest part.