The relationship that started with your parents’ first kiss is likely to be the one that you end up sharing for years to come, according to research.
But you may be at risk of a life of hurt and regret, and it’s up to you to find a way to be more sensitive and empathetic in your interactions with others.
This is the story of how my relationship with my parents ended and how I became a bit of a bit too sensitive.
Originally published as You may be a lot more sensitive when you’re around others source News:ABC News | Photo: ABC News The study of more than 600 Australians found that the people who said they had the most issues with other people had the least positive relationship interactions with people.
“People who said that they had a more open and empathic relationship with others were the ones who were the most likely to have an abusive relationship,” the study said.
“This was true whether they were married, single or cohabiting.”
The study found that people who felt that they were the “one to ask” in the relationship tended to have more problematic interactions with their partners, and that people with abusive relationships tended to be less sensitive.
The researchers also found that when people were in a relationship, their emotional wellbeing also improved.
The researchers found that more than 70 per cent of those in relationships said they would do better in the future if they could stop feeling that way.
“They said that if they were able to stop being in a certain situation, they would feel better about their relationship,” Dr Oster said.
The study, which was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, was carried out by researchers from the University of New South Wales.
They were led by Dr Ooster, a senior lecturer in clinical psychology at the university.
“In the research we asked people to indicate how much they would have improved if they stopped being in that particular situation, or were unable to do so,” Dr Dutton said.
“There were a range of outcomes, including the likelihood of avoiding the relationship in the first place.
It also found some individuals with abusive partners were more likely to suffer from other forms of stress, including emotional abuse and trauma.””
What this research shows is that the best way to prevent yourself from being in an abusive situation is to stop engaging in it, and to do it in a way that is respectful of others,” Dr Sillars said.
Read more about the study here.
Originally published at News.ca.au.