Nhe was allowed to show negative feelings such as anger or sadness as a child. The mother was cool, unemotional and tough, and drove him to keep working. When he was twelve years old, his father passed away suddenly. And here too the mother said: “Stop crying. That doesn’t work, life has to go on. “
Three decades later, the man, who is now struggling with chronic depression, sits across from the psychotherapist Eva-Lotta Brakemeier. He went through formative relationships with her in his childhood.