Marilyn Monroe’s life can be analyzed very well from a psychodynamic perspective based on her childhood and how she acted as an adult. “Psychodynamic theorists believe that a person’s behavior, whether normal or abnormal, is determined largely by underlying psychological forces of which he or she is not consciously aware” (Comer p. 37). These forces then conflict with each other internally and cause problems in the individual. Psychodynamic theorists argue that “psychological conflicts are tied to ear...
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...ents and feelings” (Comer p. 206). This would be good for Marilyn, she could talk about her stresses of work, her failed marriages and relationships, and most importantly she could talk about her childhood and her feelings of loss and abandonment. If she could have discussed the loss of her mother, she may have been happier and able to move on. She would have also been able to get rid of the feeling that people are always going to leave. She may have been able to have healthy relationships with people. It is a long term approach, and many have a hard time staying with the treatment, but if she were able to stick with it she would have received relief from the depression and anxiety. If Marilyn would have undergone therapy, it may have saved her life. There are always what ifs, but if she would have been able to seek help she may still be living today.
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