7. If Your Parents' Marriage Was Seemingly Happy, You May Have Trouble Connecting

Your parents never argued. They were almost always cheerful and engaged in activities that made them happy – separately. They were so involved in their own lives that they didn’t even realize they were not all that close to each other.

If this is the type of family you grew up in, your relationships as an adult might become more of a partnership rather than a deep connection – just like your parents'. You may help each other and feel comfortable and safe – safe to work on your own separate lives. But you may not have that wonderful feeling of being in sync or deeply in love.

These were only a few of the many ways your childhood can affect your relationships and emotional patterns as an adult. Do you see yourself or your partner in any of the above?



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