Married on Valentine’s Day

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Carl Jung Depth Psychology

Married on Valentine’s Day:

The couple met when she was sixteen years old (some sources say fifteen) and he was twenty one. They were married on 14 February 1903 (Valentine’s Day) seven years after they first met. Together they had five children: Agathe, Gret, Franz, Marianne and Helene.

When Emma died Carl Jung carved a stone in her name, “She was the foundation of my house.” He is also said to have cried “She was a queen! She was a queen!” while mourning for her. The inscription Jung put on Emma’s grave was “Oh vase, sign of devotion and obedience.”

Carl Jung wrote to Erich Neumann at the time of Emma’s death:

Dear Neumann:

Deepest thanks for you heartfelt letters…I am sorry that I can only set down these dry words, but the shock I have experienced is so great that I can neither concentrate nor recover my power of…

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