Early Attachment May Affect Our Ability to Resolve Conflict in Relationships

Scientific American:

Many relationship experts say it’s not the fights that matter so much as the making up post-fight.

Well a long-term study found that attachment to our caregivers during infancy can predict an ability for resolving an argument later in life.

Scientists out of the University of Minnesota have been following a group of subjects since the mid-1970s and recently had them come into the lab with their romantic partners. Couples were asked to discuss something they disagreed on, and then they were given a cool-down period, talking about something they both liked.

Read the whole story: Scientific American

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