chapter  9
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Narcissistic Defenses Against a Schizoid Disorder

Ms. V. was referred by her therapist, who said he was retiring, and who also wanted to know whether I was accepting new patients. He was calling to check because he did not want her to be turned down by someone he recommended. He had been seeing her for several years, and said he felt very concerned about the way she might react to his retirement.