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Experiences in Childhood - Impact on Adult Relationships

Many powerful influences on marital success exist before a marriage even begins. Each partner brings to the relationship certain skills, resources, and traits that affect the emerging partnership system.

Give examples of how experiences in childhood could affect relationships in adulthood.

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1. Many powerful influences on marital success exist before a marriage even begins. Each partner brings to the relationship certain skills, resources, and traits that affect the emerging partnership system. Give examples of how experiences in childhood could affect relationships in adulthood.

There are many examples to consider. Some theorists argue that we choose a partner unconsciously to work out psychological issues, including those from childhood, such as parental relationships or sibling rivalries. For example, your new partner might have similar traits as your father and mother, and when they speak in a certain tone or say certain words to you, you might revert to childhood and react in a way that you might have to your parents. Sometimes it "the look" on a person's face that causes the psychological reaction that stems from childhood.

For example, perhaps a father and a daughter had a strained relationship, and the father used a tone of voice that made her feel belittled, and now her partner uses the same tone, ...

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Regarding marriage, this solution provides examples of how experiences in childhood could affect relationships in adulthood. References are provided.

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