Psychiatry & Psychology--General/opedius complex.

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Hello Daniel.
I have a five month old son who will never know his father.
I am just wondering how the opedius complex will play itself out and if there is anything I can do to help the situation.
His father is long gone and will never be a part of his life so I can't involve him.
Thank you :)
Kori

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He could benefit by associating with a male figure or perhaps a relative such as a grandfather or trustworthy uncle. In addition, may I also suggest being part of a faith community such as http://www.counseling24hours.com just to build an association with older males who have a deep sense of hope and meaning in life and who can provide male guidance for years to come.

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