A recent study has confirmed that individuals who experienced violence early on have trouble adjusting to healthy, romantic relationships later in life.
The study has been published in the latest issue of Personal Relationships.
The research reveals that early exposure to a violent environment is likely to lead to domestic violence situations later in life. Feelings of insecurity, abandonment anxiety, and intimacy issues are also likely to plague these romantic connections.
Additionally, the dynamics of the way couples react and communicate with each other is also related to the likelihood of domestic violence within a relationship.
The research highlights the importance of domestic violence prevention efforts starting at the childhood level, within family environments as well as school and community based settings.