19 February 2011

How couples recover after an #argument depends on their emotional #relationships with caregivers as babies #behaviour

How couples recover from disagreements is just as important as how they argue.

According to a new study published in Psychological Science, the ability of couples to bounce back from conflict may depend on emotional engagements each partner had with their caregivers as babies.

"This is some of the first evidence that romantic partners play an important role in buffering the potential harmful effects from poor experiences earlier in life. There's something about the important people later in our lives that changes the consequences of what happened earlier."

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