My divorced parents are dating
If you’re afraid of inheriting your mother’s hardheadedness or your dad’s knack for picking fights at the most inopportune time, you’ve already taken a positive step forward.Being aware (and therefore afraid) of repeating unhealthy behavior means you’re much less likely to do just that.Children of smokers are much more likely to smoke, too.
The interplay of nature and nurture when it comes to mimicking behavior is really important.My mom, who was 29 at the time, took one look at him and started running — literally running — away.Had her aunt not lassoed her back and gotten her to go on the date, I wouldn’t be here today.This makes me wonder whether it’s true that we inevitably copy our pasts.Are we doomed to repeat the same mistakes, have the same fights and marry the same people as our parents?
No matter how often parents have told children that getting back together won’t happen, many children continue to hope, even after a second marriage. Children may feel embarrassed that parents have sexual feelings and a need for affection.