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In his efforts to struggle free from his psychoanalytic father figure, Jung would reject the term "father complex" as Viennese name calling—despite his own use of it in the past to illuminate precisely such situations.Whereas the idea of the father complex had originally evolved to deal with the heavy Victorian patriarch, by the new millennium there had developed instead a postmodern preoccupation with the loss of paternal authority—the absence of the father.

And like it was when I was growing up, there are no father/daughter dates with my kid and my husband.

So, yes, I refuse to let my daughter go on father/daughter dates, and here’s why: I can’t use the word “date” without my junior high school brain taking over. There is something creepy about the idea of my husband and daughter referring to their time together as a “date.”Instead, what if they just had “quality time” and used it to bond over playground adventures, or movies, or, yes, even a fancy dinner when they can have a conversation without me interrupting anyone about their table manners?

The purpose of a daughter and her dad having time together is to feel close as a family. Calling dad/daughter time a “date” just sounds so twee to me.

These impulses may be either positive (admiring and seeking out older father figures) or negative (distrusting or fearful).

Sigmund Freud, and psychoanalysts after him, saw the father complex, and in particular ambivalent feelings for the father on the part of the male child, as an aspect of the Oedipus complex.

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