Study Shows the More You Hang Out With Your Mom, the Longer She’ll Live

173
Published Date05/11/2018
Media SourcePrevention
DepartmentHuman Development and Family Science
Faculty MemberRosemary Blieszner
External LinkStudy Shows the More You Hang Out With Your Mom, the Longer She’ll Live
summaryExcerpt: The elderly place great value in those relationships, so much so that they often overlook a great deal more than their children or even their grandchildren do. It comes down to important relational skills, Rosemary Blieszner, a professor of human development at Virginia Tech, told The New York Times — skills that our grandparents have had a lifetime to hone.

“They’re pretty tolerant of friends’ imperfections and idiosyncrasies, more than young adults,” she said. “You bring a lot more experience to your friendships when you’re older. You know what’s worth fighting about and not worth fighting about.”