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Sigmund Freud, and psychoanalysis after him, saw the father complex, and in particular ambivalent feelings for the father on the part of the male child, as an aspect of the Oedipus complex.
When the family disintegrates, achild's sense of self is threatened, even if he maintains strong ties to both parents.Father complex in psychology is a complex—a group of unconscious associations, or strong unconscious impulses—which specifically pertains to the image or archetype of the father.These impulses may be either positive (admiring and seeking out older father figures) or negative (distrusting or fearful).As a child, my husband's family pressured him to undergo laser treatment to have his birthmark mostly or completely removed. Other than him being teased a bit as a child, his birthmark was mostly a nonissue.However, I believe some of his anti-social behavior stems from that.
Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is on weekly to chat live with readers. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Things were going great for me, my daughter and my relationship with "Tim." Tim and I were set up by a mutual friend who is a professor at the college my daughter attends. I feel like I am in a horribly-written daytime soap opera.