FAMILY ROMANCE

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is according to Sigmund Freud the result of an over or under developed oedipus complex where the child believes they are not related to their biological parents but infact the offspring of noble or royal patronage.

FAMILY ROMANCE: "Some children within larger families (although this is not a limiting factor) have a family romance, believing they're the offspring of royalty instead of their biological parents."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FAMILY ROMANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/family-romance/ (accessed June 28, 2022).

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