chapter  8
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Sharing Femininity—An Optimal Response in the Analysis of a Woman by a Woman: Commentary on the Shanes’ Case Study of Kathy K

While this formulation makes sense, I am also impressed by Kathy’s need to correct her sense of self-defect through the experience of a relationship with a woman who would meet specific self object needs. As much as the father compensated her for what she felt deprived of by the mother, it was not enough; it lacked some quality. In effect, Kathy had been trying to obtain what she needed from women friends, who understandably could not tolerate the archaic nature of her self object demands.