By Hendrika C. Freud

Electra vs Oedipus explores the deeply advanced and infrequently turbulent dating among moms and daughters. unlike Sigmund Freud’s conviction that the daddy is the imperative determine, the publication places ahead the thought that ladies are in truth way more (pre)occupied with their mother.

Drawing at the author’s huge scientific adventure, the booklet presents various case reports which make clear women’s emotional improvement. issues include:

  • love and hate among moms and daughters
  • the historical past of maternal love
  • childbirth and depression
  • rejected mothers.

Electra vs Oedipus could be a useful source for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and all people with an curiosity within the dynamics of the mother–daughter dating.

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Frequently the result is a lifelong feeling of guilt. Furthermore, this is often accompanied by a sense – which the parents sowed perhaps – that it is the wrong one who survived. Only good is to be spoken of the dead: that is how dead children are often idealized at the expense of the living. The symbiotic illusion can be just as invalidating with twins as with mothers and daughters. Jealousy, hate, anger must all be denied or forged into masochism. The feeling of self-worth has no chance of developing if no personality development separate from the other takes place.

This combination of a lifelong yearning for and an always-returning disappointment in the mother is not unusual in women. It is difficult to abandon lifelong desires and yearnings and to realize that they will never come to be. Lea’s mother can never be any support to her because she cannot bear it when Lea is having a hard time. It makes her feel sick herself. It is a topsy-turvy relationship in which her mother is constantly appealing to her. In her own eyes, she must unconditionally support her mother.

Just as Siamese twins are physically intertwined, normal twins are psychically interwoven. On rare occasions it really goes wrong, but usually they disentangle spontaneously. Pia, also a twin, has not developed any symbiosis with her sister. She is actually extremely distant from her – something that is remarkable because it is so rare. This woman has a paranoid mother who always pushed her away, rejected her professions of love, and kept her at a distance. Pia is lesbian and may hope to gather the mother love she so sorely missed that way, after all.

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