Tag Archives: Oedipus Complex

Home at La Casa Rosa, Black Spaghetti with Clams, Dreaming of Putin, Dystopian shit and Politics (only briefly, I promise)

Home at La Casa Rosa, Black Spaghetti with Clams, Dreaming of Putin, UK Politics (only briefly, I promise) So, I’m home at La Bella Casa Rosa. Both kids in the house and the other night some of their friends came … Continue reading

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“My girlfriend doesn’t want me.” Thoughtful advice – no glib life tips.

My girlfriend doesn’t want me. I met her in France and when I left we made plans for the future, but despite my efforts a life together doesn’t seem hopeful. I’ve Skyped her a few times recently and we ended … Continue reading

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“I’m 18 and having an affair with my married ex-teacher. It’s ruining my life.” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

“I feel I’ve reached breaking point and cannot go on. I’m 18 and, over the summer, became embroiled in an affair with a much older man, who was once my teacher. We developed a close friendship at school, but it … Continue reading

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“I only fancy unobtainable men – my friends’ boyfriends.” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

I find myself locked in self-destructive patterns of behaviour; I only ever fancy men who are unobtainable. I hate to admit this, but I often find my friends’ partners attractive, although I would never dream of acting on that attraction. … Continue reading

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“I am consumed with a fear of my parents dying. I know it’s not healthy.” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

My problem is a sudden and acute bout of separation anxiety that I go through every day. I might be having a good time with my parents, but in the middle of it I will suddenly think about their death. The idea of … Continue reading

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“My controlling mum hated the girlfriend I loved, so I left her. I am 40.”

I am a 40-year-old man. I work full time and live at home with my mother. I moved out for a while, but a couple of years ago I changed jobs and took a big pay cut, so moved back … Continue reading

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“My boyfriend won’t leave his ex. Should I end it?” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Viewpoint

I’ve been seeing a guy for about a month and we have a great time together. But he has a girlfriend he’s been with for two months. He keeps saying he’ll leave her for me and that he just needs … Continue reading

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