Book: From Obstacle to Ally

by Judith M. Hughes Page 102

“In due course a more integrated ego would develop, capable of mitigating fear of the bad object, by trust in the good capable of bringing the two together, and capable of negotiating the depressive position. If the splitting were too deep or too sharp, it would not be the good and bad object that were separated, but an idealized and an extremely bad one. The idealized object would be unstable and would all too often flip turning into a persecutor. The normal amount of splitting Klein attributed to the infants capacity for love;”