In the Lolita movie, when Humbert was 14 years old he had a relationship with a 14-year-old girl, but then she gets sick and dies, and this marks him for life, because we see that even at 50 he still has preferences towards teens.

How is this called?

More generally, What is the name of the condition in which a person loses another person with whom they were in love and thanks to this they try to find another person who reminds them of that lost person for the rest of their lives?

Why are there people to whom this happens?

What do they have in their brain?

Thank you in advance.

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    $\begingroup$ Have you read Lolita - Wikipedia? $\endgroup$
    – Ooker
    Mar 11 '20 at 17:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Ooker yes I have $\endgroup$
    – user25482
    Mar 11 '20 at 22:17
  • $\begingroup$ "Annabel's premature death from typhus, which causes Humbert to become sexually obsessed with a specific type of girl, aged 9 to 14" Does this obsession has an specific name? $\endgroup$
    – user25482
    Mar 11 '20 at 22:22
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    $\begingroup$ I wouldn't say it's pedophilia because as I mentioned before, one can generalize and thus change to Humbert for a woman or lolita for a man or any other combination. And also, this would be regardless of people's ages. $\endgroup$
    – user25482
    Mar 11 '20 at 22:28
  • $\begingroup$ Suppose there was another man, Umberto, who also had a relationship when he was 14 with a 14-year old girl who died. He now also has a preference for teens, but unlike Humbert, Umberto was not marked by the death of his former girlfriend, but rather, is just a hebephile. How can one tell apart Humbert and Umberto during a diagnosis? $\endgroup$
    – Arnon Weinberg
    Sep 7 at 1:26

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