The Oedipus complex says that little boys want their mothers sexually and want to replace their father in their mother's lives. Because of fear of retaliation by their fathers, little boys give up on this venture.
▶ Oedipus Complex (Relationships and Fate) - YouTube -- Though not every one is affected by it to the same degree, the Oedipus complex is alive and well within all of us. And until we recognize its patterns, and accept them, we are doomed to neurotically repeat the same pattern in all of our relationships that we originally had with our parents. In this episode, Teal explains Oedipus complex as well as how to release yourself from it's clutches.
NCE Practice Question #nceprep: Freud’s Oedipus Complex: a. is the stage in which fantasies of sexual relations with the opposite-sex parent occurs. b. occurs during the phallic stage. c. a and b. d. is a concept Freud ultimately eliminated from his theory. Answer: C