Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental
versão impressa ISSN 1415-4714
BORGES, Gabriela Maldonado e CARDOSO, Marta Rezende. Deadly cleavage and the guardian of Eros. Rev. latinoam. psicopatol. fundam. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.4, pp. 599-610. ISSN 1415-4714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47142011000400002.
Our hypothesis is that cleavage can be seen as a radical functional resource for psychic survival in the wake of traumatic subjective experiences. As a strategy for adapting to traumatic reality, cleavage is the guardian of Eros, which might also be called psychic survival, as if, to survive, one must "kill" a part of oneself. Our guiding principle is this ambiguity that places cleavage between Thanatos and Eros.
Palavras-chave : Trauma; cleavage; Eros; Thanatos.