This week’s Song of the Week was suggested by MIA Staff Susannah Senerchia: “To me this song screams “attachment theory” — which, for as foundational as it is to our mental health, I’d expect to hear more about from the mental health professions. The idea is that we all need a deep relationship with a “special someone” in order to come alive inside and to become ourselves; really, to become whole. As pediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott said, “There is no such thing as a baby; there’s a baby and someone.”
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