With the benefit of hindsight and wisdom, I must acknowledge that I challenged the frame. Now I canít miss the transference in my affection, and Iím relieved she didnít encourage my feelings.
In the absence of the good fortune that preserved my relationship with my teacher, itís important to appreciate the function of the frame and to look for the hidden message in any boundary violation, whether youíre the teacher or the student. Understanding how transference and countertransference work can provide an emotional context for disruptive behavior and make it possible to identify unconscious motivation.
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