Wendy dilemma

A marital conundrum in which a wife is trapped into acting as her husband’s surrogate mother, with the knowledge that it reinforces his immature behaviour
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Wendy dilemma

Psychiatry A marital situation in which a wife is trapped into acting as her husband's surrogate mother, although it reinforces his immature behavior. See Peter Pan & Wendy.
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