Oedipus complex love

Oedipus complex


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  • n. In Freudian theory, the complex of emotions aroused in a child by an unconscious sexual desire for the parent of the opposite sex.

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  • n. a complex of males; desire to possess the mother sexually and to exclude the father; said to be a source of personality disorders if unresolved


Named after Oedipus in Greek Mythology, who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. (Wiktionary)


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