A new study suggests that teens whose parents exerted psychological control, such as using guilt, withdrawing love, fostering anxiety or employing other manipulative techniques had difficulties in relationships later in life, such as less autonomy, less relatedness, and less ability to voice their opinions and feelings in disagreements. However, the study cannot determine if this a causal relationship (i.e., controlling parenting practices cause later relationship problems) or more of a correlation, (i.e., children with a particular personality may be more likely to illicit psychological control from their parents, and those same traits may also lead to later problems with social interactions).


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