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Monogamy and its discontents: on winning the oedipal war.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12085525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper explores how idealized notions of "the beloved" constrain views of love and impede efforts to build satisfying relationships. The author begins by looking at psychoanalytic depictions of love. The effect of culture on beliefs about love is considered, exploring how cultural prescriptions, ideology, and group pressure (including psychoanalytic depictions of mature love) constrain and define views and values. Case vignettes and an example from literature illustrate ways in which cultural prescriptions obfuscate individual needs and impede self-definition, thereby interfering with real intimacy and satisfaction in love relationships.
Marilyn Charles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of psychoanalysis     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0002-9548     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychoanal     Publication Date:  2002 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-27     Completed Date:  2003-01-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372630     Medline TA:  Am J Psychoanal     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Michigan State University, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Interpersonal Relations
Marriage / psychology*
Oedipus Complex*
Self Concept

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