Most people familiar with psychology will have heard of the Oedipus Complex. In this psychological condition, a man feels sexual attraction to his mother and seeks out qualities close to his mother in other women to satisfy it.
There is a reverse to this phenomenon, similarly based on a Greek myth: the Elektra Complex.
These conditions are not always manifested in a literal way.
That is, it’s not still about sons or daughters wanting to have sex with their mothers or fathers, respectively.
Not always isn’t never, though. Samantha Kershner was involved in an incestuous relationship with her father, who hadn’t seen her since he abandoned her as a baby.
When they finally met, what happened next was a shocking and unbelievable breakthrough in psychology.
Samantha Kershner was abandoned as a baby by her father, Travis Fieldgrove when he was 18 years old. For the next 18 years, she had no clue who her birth father was. Her mother remarried, and during that time, she got a half-sister.
The broken family dynamic that had been around since before Samantha could even remember may have contributed to her eventual demeanor when it finally came time to try and make right her twisted family origin.
Samantha asked her mother to help her locate her birth father. She had an initially innocent curiosity as far as things were concerned.
Her mother could find Travis Fieldgrove despite having no factual or evidentiary records of him as the father and set up a meeting between them.
At that point, they had long since passed the ground of reconciling things. Travis had a whole different life at that time, but he was agreeable to meeting his daughter.