father fixation

father fixation

an arrest in psychosexual development characterized by an abnormally persistent, close, and often paralyzing emotional attachment to one's father. Compare mother fixation. See also freudian fixation.

father fixation

An excessive attachment to one’s father.
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Dodgy taste in blokes and a bit of a father fixation maybe, but then it wouldn't do if we were all the same.
Perhaps Gordon resolved her father fixation when she nailed her father as an anti-Semite and a bad writer in her last book, the memoir The Shadow Man.
Likewise Darwin, perhaps not so much as Porter suggests, had a father fixation, as, of course, did Freud himself.