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Imagined Interactions and the Family
Paul C. Rosenblatt and Cynthia Meyer
Vol. 35, No. 2 (Apr., 1986), pp. 319-324
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/583641
Page Count: 6
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Imagined interaction is a relatively neglected but seemingly important aspect of close relationships. In the present theoretical analysis, the forms and functions of imagined interaction are discussed. Imagined interaction aids in the clarification of thinking, in dealing with unfinished and emergent relationship business, in preparing for a possibly difficult interaction, and in dealing with opposing aspects of self. A therapist needs to be aware of such interactions and to know how to understand and use such interactions, including imagined interactions with the therapist.
Family Relations © 1986 National Council on Family Relations