Your mother may be to blame for your relationship woes (though choosing a better mate could improve matters):
"The strength of the bond you formed with Mom during the first two years of life strongly affects how efficiently you and your partner will move beyond a fight and join forces to accomplish mutual goals, a new study finds."Well done. But somehow between the LA Times and The Stir the study got misconstrued.
How? Well the study was about attachment (i.e. infant-mother bonding) but not Attachment Parenting. Most people hear "attachment" and think of Attachment Parenting and the whole Dr. Sears/co-sleeping/baby-wearing crowd. As did the mommy blogger above, an attachment parenting devotee.