A Loving Partner Can Help You Become A Better Person

A new study conducted at the University of Minnesota found that the better relationship you had with your parents, the better you are at letting bygones be bygones with your S.O. Why? When parents or caregivers help you regulate negative reactions when you’re a kid, you’ll be better able to do it as an adult, especially when you’re arguing with a romantic partner. I know what you’re thinking. What about all of those people who had crappy parents, but turn out to be in normal, healthy relationships? Well, they learned from their partners. Researchers found that better coping skills can be acquired by having a romantic relationship with an emotionally stable person. Even better, they found that healthy relationships can counteract the effect of negative experiences early in life. I love those results. I’ve always thought that we’re attracted to people romantically who will either be helpful or unhelpful in healing our wounds. It’s inspiring to know that results point to that. We can’t change our past, but we can change our future. [Daily Mail UK]