It is when a mother has an abnormally close or incestuous attachment to her son. It is named after Jocasta the mother and wife of Oedipus in Greek mythology.

JOCASTA COMPLEX: "Jocasta Complex is the incestuous attachment or abnormally close attachment of a mother to her son."
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