Susan Schwartz, The Father Absent to His Daughter 1/1
Jung coined the term father complex and described it as feeling toned and shaped by the experiences with the personal father. When too powerful, one disappears into the complex. The “father imago” that lives within leaves no space to attach, just a gap and emptiness.
A daughter with an absent father learns to be inhibited, with her emotional development arrested, and adulthood feigned rather than realized, without a sense of identity or authority. With clinical examples and dreams.