Psychominist Psychology In Gilmore Girls

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Karen Horney, a medical professional from Germany, had an early interest in psychoanalysis. Horney studied with Karl Abraham, a protégé of Sigmund Freud, however Horney came to disagree with a handful of Sigmund Freud’s theory, including his interpretation on the psychology of women. Horney believed that Freud had a “male bias in psychoanalytic thought”, Horney then introduced the concept of womb envy or the envy in which males feel due to the their lack of the ability to get pregnant, nurse, or be a mother (Biography.com). Through focusing on feminist psychology and psychiatric treatment of women, Horney is commonly considered the founder of feminine psychology. Horney is most known for her conflicting view of aggression, power, and sex …show more content…
Lorelai, a single mother, raises Rory, her daughter as both a friend and a parent; however, some may argue Lorelai is the child in the duo. When sixteen years old, Lorelai found out she was pregnant with her high school boyfriend, Christopher. Lorelai fled her wealthy family to go live on her own and work as a maid at the local Independence Inn; here she lived in a shed behind the inn with infant Rory. From the day Lorelai moved out, she progressed in the hospitality industry becoming the manager of the Independence Inn and to later open up Stars Hollow’s Dragonfly …show more content…
Lorelai went from one serious relationship to another during the entire series. The first relationship the audience experiences with Lorelai is with Max, Rory’s high school English teacher. Lorelai enters a serious relationship with Max regardless of his connection with her daughter. Shortly after the relationship with Max fails, Lorelai reconnects with Rory’s father Christopher and rushes to the alter where the couple marries. Due to the short-lived marriage, Lorelai continued to look for love. Lorelai finally connected with local diner owner Luke, whom she eventually settles down with. The second neurotic need, the need for a partner is shown through Lorelai’s constant serious relationships. Individuals displaying the neurotic need for a partner oftentimes view being alone negatively and believes love with solve all problems in the individual’s life (“Neurotic Needs”). According to Horney’s theory it is fair to interpret Lorelai’s constant need to be in a relationship with someone to her only child whom is growing up and is becoming self sufficient. Towards the end of the series, Rory heads off to Yale University and Lorelai is alone in their home. The continuous acknowledgement that it is a matter of time before Lorelai is on her own in their mid-size home pushes Lorelai to constantly look for a

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