According to a study at the University of California, Davis, performed by April S. Masarik, the success and satisfaction of adult relationships can be determined before a person reaches adulthood. Children who grow up with warm and supportive relationships are more likely to have positive relationships as an adult. The study followed 265 children into early adulthood, assessing their relationships with their parents and family members. This information was then used to determine how their earlier relationships affected their intimate relationships in their adult life, Masarik believes that having a warm relationship with parents taught the children to be emotionally invested in their relationships.
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