What about having a date with your parents? Sigmund says yes.

It was Sigmund Freud in the early 1870s when he announced a research (and case study) where it was shown that we are destined to maintain relationships with people of similar characteristics to our parental figures. Up to certain point, research proves the veracity of such statement. But if we move on in the XX century we can observe how many other psychologists set opp. statements even criticizing ones towards the author.

Personally, I agree with Freud. As a professional, I have observed various cases among family, friends and patients where the patterns keeps being repeated for all of them. However, defining personal perspectives, my taste goes far from any of my parental figures. Therefore, what was the missing piece in Freud’s research? Percentage. Not everyone is equal and therefore you cannot generalize equally. Taking this in consideration, for those who are involved in a relationship, ask yourself if your partner reminds you to your parental authorities. Have a look in the mirror.

Jean Kim, M.D, 2016, PsychologyToday



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