Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I'm not my mom! I'm not!

Under the heading of sometimes the obvious is true, Dutch researchers have found that, if your spouse dislikes your parents, you are less likely to spend time with your parents.

But this can be reversed if you have a kid. The theory is that having a kid makes you think more like a grown-up, so you have more in common with your parents. I guess it's conceivable. Something makes us channel our parents at inopportune times. I'd just attribute it to genetic and epigenetic influences on personalty.

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