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How do our childhood experiences influence the mates we later choose?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

We often choose mates to help us fulfill incomplete relationships from our childhood (when we had difficulty getting our voice heard). That's why we find ourselves reliving the same conflicts in our relationships over and over again until we finally address the unmet challenge. In fact, there's a reason why the people in your life are as irritating as they are: They're perfectly suited to force you to resolve these hidden conflicts. When we resolve the childhood traumas through adult dramas, we grow and can experience true happiness and love in that relationship.

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