smother-love

smother-love

n
(Psychology) informal a relationship between a parent and child in which the parent is over-protective to the extent that the child's normal psychological development is inhibited
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smother-love

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Now this smother-love syndrome is spreading like a virus over here.
Blimey, Ivor Novello's headline-hogging mother Madame Clara offers a deadly warning of what smother-love can do.
Meanwhile, the Zoe/Charity/Chris love triangle is still going on, and this week Charity decides to get away from Zoe's smother-love and go on holiday with Chris.