C.G. Jung: “There is no birth of consciousness without pain.”


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Marriage, Pain and Consciousness


Seldom or never does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises.

There is no birth of consciousness without pain.

The ways that lead to conscious realization are many, but they follow definite laws. In general, the change begins with the onset of the second half of life.

The middle period of life is a time of enormous psychological importance.” 

from Marriage as a Psychological Relationship

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