If you have had the fortune of growing up in a warm family environment, the chances of having a secure attachment with your romantic partner later in life are quite high, claims new study. "Our study shows that the influences of childhood experiences can be demonstrated even when people reach their 80s, predicting how happy and secure they are in their marriages as octogenarians," said one of the researchers, Robert Waldinger of Harvard Medical School. The findings show that men who grew up in caring homes were more adept at managing stressful emotions when assessed as middle-aged adults, which helps to explain why they had more secure marriages late in life. ‘The quality of people's early home environments can have "far-reaching effects on wellbeing, life achievement, and relationship functioning throughout the lifespan.’ "We found that this link occurs in part because warmer childhoods promote better emotion management and interpersonal skills at midlife, and these skills predict more secure marriages in late life," Waldinger said. The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, followed the same individuals for over six decades beginning in adolescence, and provides evidence for the life-long effects of childhood experiences. "With all the things that happen to human beings and influence them between adolescence and the ninth decade of life, it's remarkable that the influence of childhood on late-life marriage can still be seen," study co-author Marc Schulz, Professor at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, said. Waldinger and Schulz examined data collected from 81 men who participated in a 78-year study of adult development. All of the men completed regular interviews and questionnaires throughout the course of the study. The researchers found that participants who had a nurturing family environment early in life were more likely to have secure attachments to their romantic partners late in life. These results add to previous research showing that the quality of people's early home environments can have "far-reaching effects on wellbeing, life achievement, and relationship functioning throughout the lifespan," Waldinger said.Source: IANS << China to Ban People Under 18 to Play Online Games After Mid... Ultrasonic 'Jet Engine' Songs by Mice Could Treat Autism >> Recommended Reading First Girl Summit in Nepal Focuses on Ending Child Marriage By 2030 British Prince Harry graced the Nepal's first ever Girl Summit that aims to accelerate momentum around the issue of child marriage. READ MORE Excuses Indians Give to Delay Marriage: BharatMatrimony Survey BharatMatrimony, India's leading provider of online matchmaking services, posed 10 thoughtful questions to young girls and boys on 'excuses not to marry'. READ MORE Marriage Could Improve Heart Attack Survival and Reduce Length of Hospital Stay Being married could improve your likelihood of surviving a heart attack and is associated with reduced length of hospital stay, revealed a research. READ MORE Extreme Low Birth Weight Babies Disadvantaged in Employment, Self-Esteem, Marriage Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies who survive are more likely to be disadvantaged in employment, income, self-esteem, marriage. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia A-Z Drug Brands in India Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Blood Donation - Recipients More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?