Millennials’ own lives and feelings deserve attention
Difficulties in parents’ relationships have an impact on their adult children, even those living on their own. The influence isn’t always negative.
Parents who “try to resolve the conflict instead of carrying it around like baggage for three weeks” teach their children that no relationship is without struggles, says Christine R. Keeports, a Ph.D. psychology student at Northern Illinois University. “The kids are better off because they are also dealing with conflicts.”