Negative emotions in youth affect relationships later in life

A recent research has revealed that depression and anger among young adults has a negative impact on their love life even when they reach middle age.

The study shows that it’s not only your partner’s current behaviour or your current behaviour that is responsible in shaping your relationship, but earlier chapters of life also have a huge role to play.


Matthew Johnson, researcher from University of Alberta, said that we assume our high school experiences cannot influence our future, but sometimes problems don’t just dissipate.

In the situation, people can help themselves by recognizing the fact that where they are in their couple relationship now is likely shaped by their past experiences.

The study was published in the Journal of Family Psychology.

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