I'm not sure if the issue here is an Unclear Description or Ambiguous Name. Mommy Issues
(along with its redirect, Daddy Issues
) is specifically about someone going insane/murderous/deviant due to Parental Issues
. But... what's the threshold for that? Would someone being sexually promiscuous count? Having trust issues in a relationship? If things as mundane as those count, then the description needs to be altered be less... murder-y.
If, however, the trope is specifically about people being shaped into psychopaths by their parents, then it's a bad name. Colloquially, it simply means someone has Parental Issues
(most often "Well Done, Son!" Guy
or a girl with a mild Electra Complex
so she sleeps around). A clearer name would be appreciated.
It strikes me as weird that it's distinct from Parental Issues
since, well, it's effectively synonymous with Parental Issues
but with one parent singled out.
edited 4th Sep '13 10:16:35 AM by Larkmarn