Like a Mouthful of Bread

About Ágoston Fáber’s Autotelic Relationships and the Child as ‘Metaproject’

The present paper argues with all main statements of Ágoston Fáber’s publication. Our paper expostulates that nowadays family can be seen as identical with marriage and also the assumption that the base of partner relations would be only romantic love. We suggest to use the broader term of intimacy instead of romantic love. We also argue with Fáber’s statement about the uniformity of premodern families and with the assumption that they provided emotional support for its members, whereas nowadays emotional support is sought after outside the family (professionals). Lastly, we suggest to understand the wrecking effect of childbearing on partner relationship besides the constructive effect of it.

Released: Replika 112, 235–241.