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Libidinal ego

Mentioned in Fairbairn's endopsychic structural theory

Counterpart to exciting object.

Under attack from antilbidinal via aggression.

Tempting, warm haven of emptiness-fulfilling love that cannot be attained.

Promises, hopes, fantasies of hopeless attachment.

This was introduced in Fairbairn's 1944 paper, Endopsychic structure considered in terms of object-relationships.

Under attack from the antilibidinal ego.