Sigmund Freud's Oedipus Complex

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Oedipal Complex, also known as Oedipus complex is a term used in psychology which was introduced by Sigmund Freud in his theory Psychosexual stages of development, in the book Interpretations of Dream. It describes the feeling of sexual involvement of a child towards the opposite sex parent and a feeling of jealousy or rivalry towards the parent of the same sex.

For instance, a boy feels that he is in competition with his father for the possession of her mother. Similarly, when a girl has feelings of desire towards her father ad she thinks that she is competing with her mother for Father’s affection. The Oedipus complex arises in the childhood i.e. at the age of 3 to 5 years.

But with the passage of time, this complex is ended when the
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He was possessed about her mother and thought of his father as his rival. He accidentally killed his father and then married her mother. This possession towards the parent of opposite sex and feeling of competition with the parent of the same sex is known as Oedipus complex.
According to psychoanalytic theory, the Oedipus complex refers to the child's desire for sexual involvement with the opposite sex parent, which is kept out of conscious awareness through repression. Freud believed that it still influence the behavior of a child and plays a role in development. According to Freud, the boy wishes to possess his mother and replace his father, who the child thinks as a rival for the mother's affections.
This complex occurs in the phallic stage of psychosexual development between the ages of three and five years. During this stage of development, the Freud suggested that the child develops a sexual attraction and hostility towards parents accordingly. Some behavioral manifestations of the complex might involve a boy expressing possessiveness of his mother and telling his father not to hug or kiss his mom. Little girls at this age may express their possessiveness of her father by declaring that they plan to marry their fathers when they grow
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According to Freud, boys who do not deal with this complex effectively become "mother-fixated" while girls become "father-fixated." As adults, these individuals will seek out romantic partners who resemble their opposite-sex parent. It can bring a series of psychic repercussions that will prevent them from living a normal and satisfactory life. These repercussions affect in one or more areas of life and some of them can be described in this way:

Difficulties to mature psychologically and development of own character
Harder to be self-sufficient by and economically independent
Constant feelings of frustration due to inability to maintain a stable relationship Having conflicts of couple
Difficulties to reach goals and vital objectives
Solution To Overcome Oedipus Complex
The Oedipus complex can be solved regardless of the person's age. However, you have to be aware that if it is deeply rooted it is not always so easy, but with enough motivation and willpower it can be achieved. Some useful tips to achieve it, are the ones we detail below:

Recognize The Problem

The most important step to overcome it is that if you are suffering it, recognize that you have this problem. You must recognize and become aware of what is happening and how it is affecting your daily life as this is essential to find the motivation and willpower, to eliminate it.

Release The "Privileges"
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