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Why are early family relationships predictive of later marital problems?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: We learn most of how

2 relate 2 our husbands and wives from observing how our parents related 2 one another. If relationships were healthy in our early lives, we tend 2 have an easier time finding partners and working through difficulties as an adult.
If, on the other hand, relationships were toxic, we may b attracted 2 the wrong types of people and repeat our parents' mistakes. Psychotherapy can help avoid this.

In brief: We learn most of how

2 relate 2 our husbands and wives from observing how our parents related 2 one another. If relationships were healthy in our early lives, we tend 2 have an easier time finding partners and working through difficulties as an adult.
If, on the other hand, relationships were toxic, we may b attracted 2 the wrong types of people and repeat our parents' mistakes. Psychotherapy can help avoid this.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Security and roles

Early family relationships provide sense of security and role model for subsequent relationships, including marital relationships.
We all have to learn how to get along with each other, based on previous learning opportunities / failures. Marriages are the most difficult due to level of intimacy, time duration, life-stage transitions, and the sheer amount of work involved.

In brief: Security and roles

Early family relationships provide sense of security and role model for subsequent relationships, including marital relationships.
We all have to learn how to get along with each other, based on previous learning opportunities / failures. Marriages are the most difficult due to level of intimacy, time duration, life-stage transitions, and the sheer amount of work involved.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Family relationships

Our early family relationships set the stage for how we view and expect adult relationships to be, after all our parents are the first role models in our lives and we are immensely impressionable as little children.
As adults our task is to unlearn the dysfunctional patterns and learn more constructive ways of relating if we were exposed to poor models. Best.

In brief: Family relationships

Our early family relationships set the stage for how we view and expect adult relationships to be, after all our parents are the first role models in our lives and we are immensely impressionable as little children.
As adults our task is to unlearn the dysfunctional patterns and learn more constructive ways of relating if we were exposed to poor models. Best.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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