mother fixation

mother fixation

Etymology: AS, modor, mother; L, figere, to fasten
an arrest in psychosexual development characterized by an abnormally persistent, close, and often paralyzing emotional attachment to one's mother. Compare father fixation. See also freudian fixation.

mother fixation

An excessive attachment to one’s mother.
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Does the reductiveness of television allow space to explore the fact that one of the subjects also has a mother fixation to battle and another of them seems to be hampered by the "Meeting the Ideal Soulmate" fantasy that is a fairly common emotional disability for many entering the romantic arena?
Developing just a few simple but resonant themes, chief among them Mahler's mother fixation and his "lifelong romance with death," Feder provides a satisfying, if slightly gossipy, review of Mahler's entire life.
In her discussions of "Historias que me cuento" and "Deshoras" Schmidt-Cruz demonstrates how the protagonists have a mother fixation characterized by a love/hate relationship.
It is the story of Arthur "Cody" Jarrett, a merciless gangster and psychopath, who has a slight case of mother fixation.
In the diva's film debut, she's a wild child who escapes her past, ends up in a Mexican brothel and develops a creepy mother fixation on a lesbian madam.
Depending on whose take you're buying into - and these days, there are a plethora of choices - Hitler was a frustrated artist (the film ``Max''), a closeted homosexual (``The Hidden Hitler''), the product of a mother fixation and an abusive childhood (``Hitler: Origins of Evil''), a mesmerizing employer to a devoted secretary (``Blind Spot'') or the zany star of a musical comedy that bears his name (``The Producers'').
The last section of the novel, recounted in third person by an "objective" voice, provides an interesting piece of evidence of Jason's mother fixation.
It's also more than passingly reminiscent of Hamlet, which puts center-stage a comparably tormented monarch-to-be plagued by a mother fixation, except that the object of Don Carlos's desire is his young stepmother Elizabeth of Valois, bride to the prince's snarling father, Philip II.
In this domestic setting, Mosgovoi's Fuhrer isn't a very imposing character; a mother fixation is suggested by the prominence of her photograph on his bedroom wall.
Ekelof, in Lagercrantz's rendering, comes across as infantile, the victim of a strong mother fixation which made him incapable of "normal" relations with women and made him vie on equal terms with his daughter for the love of his third wife Ingrid.
Her images of what life is supposed to be--a peculiar amalgam of her mother fixation, her own mother's lack of a husband, her relationship to the Madonna, her charades with Tom--cannot finally withstand either the social realities that she is awakening to or the energetic courtship of John Strong.
Claudia by Rose Franken, a comedy dealing with the problems of growing up faced by a girl who suffers from a mother fixation, opened at the Booth Theatre in New York City.