chapter  19
• 19 • Holding and integrating
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What are the forces which prevent people from ‘falling apart’? ‘Falling apart’ and ‘disintegrating’ – ceasing to be integrated – are appropriate metaphors, suggesting that different regions of the personality lose contact with one another. Great anxiety, as well as high fevers and toxic states, can have this effect. We don’t know where we are. We are ‘at a loss’.