Mentioned in Today's 'Edibles'
The Stockholm Syndrome: (Etymology: from a 1973 robbery attempt in Stockholm, Sweden, during which bank employees held hostage developed sympathetic feelings toward their captors) the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify with, or sympathize with his or her captor. [Merriam-Webster]
"Stockholm Syndrome itself is most commonly perceived to occur with hostage situations, with the logic behind developing this relationship with an abuser or captor is in the interest of self-protection. This development occurs when there are perceived threats of violence, disempowerment of the subject, high levels of stress or trauma upon subject, and ultimate dependence upon the person in control for base survival." [serendip.brynmawr.edu]