Love Will Tear Us Apart
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A symbiosis occurs when two or more individuals behave as though between them they form a single personality. Such a relationship is characterized structurally by neither individual cathecting a full complement of ego states, as well as both persons having a significant attachment in the relationship self.

(This article was originally published in the Transactional Analysis Journal, Volume 27, Number 4 (October 1997), p. 300-304. Copyright © 1997, The International Transactional Analysis Association. Reprinted with the permission of the ITAA and Tony White.)
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