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In the object relations theory of Melanie Klein, the state of the psyche when the sustaining principle of life is in domination is called the depressive position. In this position the child fuses the "good object" with the "bad object" in a single internal object that is more similar to the real object. This fusion disturbs the goodness of the good object and so the child feels guilty.

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