Oedipus complexOedipus complex
Psychoanalysis the unconscious tendency of a child to be attached to the parent of the opposite sex and hostile toward the other parent: its persistence in adult life results in neurotic disorders: orig. restricted to a son's attachment
In psychoanalysis, an unconscious sexual desire by a child, especially a male child, directed to the parent of the opposite sex, usually accompanied by hostility to the parent of the same sex.
(plural Oedipus complexes)
Named after Oedipus in Greek Mythology, who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother.