The Psychology of Everyday Life:Love, Marriage, and the Baby Carriage


Is romantic love related to parental love?

The attachment bond between mothers and fathers may have developed out of the evolutionarily older bond between mother and infant. The fact that many more animal species show strong bonds between mothers and infants than show bonds between mothers and fathers suggests that the parent-child emotional bond is an earlier and more wide-spread evolutionary development than the romantic bond. In other words, romantic love probably evolved out of parental love.


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