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RELATIONSHIPS
Influence of Childhood on Adult Relationships



Childhood Experiences:
Parent-child relationships:
It has been claimed that what we experience as romantic love in adulthood is integrated by 3
behavioural systems acquired in infancy:
1) Attachment:-
This is related to the concept of the Internal Working Model. According to Bowlby,
later…

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RELATIONSHIPS
Influence of Childhood on Adult Relationships



Interaction with Peers:
Romantic relationships serve a number of purposes;
They help to achieve the goal of separation from parents. The shift in attachment
focus from parents to peers allows the adolescent to redirect interpersonal energy
towards their romantic partner.
It allows the…

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