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Could your childhood relationship with your parents be affecting your romance?

As Valentine's Day approaches, could your adolescent relationship with your parents be harmful and be causing your current romantic relationship to be dysfunctional? Sounds disturbing, but recent research published in the Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF) demonstrated that there is a small but very important link between the quality of the relationship you had with your parents during your adolescence and the intimate, romantic relationships you have 15 years down the road. Those are some long-lasting effects!

Better romantic partners make better parents, study finds

The same set of interpersonal skills that make a person a good romantic partner also make them a good parent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Bristol and published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, a journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP).