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abstinence rule:

Or: rule-of-abstinence , the Freudian rule that a patient abstain from all types of self-indulgences or gratifications, including smoking and sexual activity, that might reduce the energies available for commitment to the therapy.
See Also: abstinence, abstinence rule, celibacy, coitus abstentia, dehorn, new celibacy, rule of abstinence, sexual abstinence, wearer of the breeches, wearer of the pants

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