Psychotherapy can in this sense be seen as a feminizing pursuit, particularly for the male.
Once upon a time there was thing called the anti war movement, it happened with the Vietnam war.
There were three clients I was making appointments with for the next week and they were all very heavily pregnant women. That was all the dream was.
A game can then be viewed as an unsophisticated attempt by the person to repair self by bringing unconscious material to the surface.
Eventually he solves his own problem and has a plan for how to deal with it in the future. I have said very little and in essence been a spectator to his own processing and working it out for himself.
If this is true, that could explain why psychological games are such an integral part of the human psyche. Why they are so universal in human relationships.
This shocking effect when a person is deeply in AC just prior to an attempt could have significant implications for suicide prevention.