Childhood experiences can have far-reaching effects that are manifest even in old age. These experiences can predict happiness and how secure people are in marriage.
- The quality of home life during childhood can have far-reaching effects on well-being, relationship functioning, and life achievement throughout the life of individuals.
- Older men who were brought up in caring families were more likely to have secure marriages in later life.
- Warmer childhoods had the benefit promoting better stress management and interpersonal skills during midlife.
“Our study shows that the influences of childhood experiences can be demonstrated even when people reach their 80s, predicting how happy and secure they are in their marriages as octogenarians,” said Robert Waldinger, of Harvard Medical School in Boston.
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