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PSYCHOLOGY - The emotional stakes of a succession can disturb relationships when childhood rivalries resurface.

After the death of his father, the writer Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly hoped to inherit a financial windfall capable of covering his debts, but he also intended to appropriate the bust of an idolized maternal grandmother.

Out of the question that his brother gets it:

“If I don't have the bust, it will be the “Remember the Soissons vase”.

(…) I will not kill Ernest, but I will kill our relations

,” the author of Les


wrote to a friend .

This anecdote, told by the psychoanalyst and writer Patrick Varane in



family story

(PUF) is a good illustration of how the moment of succession can represent a turning point in fraternal relations.

"The loss of a parent is a special moment marked by great fragility

," he explains.

Everything that has not been resolved with this one resurfaces, as well as the rivalries that the siblings had put under a bushel.

And the parents are no longer there to enjoin their children not to argue.

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Source: lefigaro

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