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(1956). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XIX, 1955: The Role of the Parent in the Oedipus Complex. Leo Rangell. Pp. 9-15.. Psychoanal Q., 25:445-446.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XIX, 1955: The Role of the Parent in the Oedipus Complex. Leo Rangell. Pp. 9-15.

(1956). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 25:445-446

Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XIX, 1955: The Role of the Parent in the Oedipus Complex. Leo Rangell. Pp. 9-15.

Rangell considers the parents' rather than the child's part in the Oedipus complex. Not infrequently a train of neurotic symptoms in an older adult begins

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with the impending marriage of his child, or with the emergence of his children from adolescence into obvious sexual maturity. The parent is then unconsciously drawn to the child of the opposite sex, with unconscious rivalry for the child's love object. Often a little daughter is jealous of her mother. When grown up, she may find that now the roles are reversed and the mother is jealous of her. This reversal occurs because to the mother the daughter seems to be enjoying the greater satisfaction of instinctual wishes. The specific manifestation of Oedipal feelings depends on the particular history and earlier resolution of the Oedipus complex.

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Article Citation

(1956). Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. XIX, 1955. Psychoanal. Q., 25:445-446

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