New research published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships last month suggests that how spouses respond to conflict in their relationships may be transmitted across generations and that dysfunctional responses to conflict learned from our families of origin can negatively impact spouses’ current marital quality. Monk and colleagues (2020) explain that “children learn how to navigate interpersonal dynamics by observing and participating in interpersonal interactions…developing a specific way of dealing with conflict can be a result of, or reaction to, how conflict was handled in an individual’s family growing up.” Click here to read more…
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