A new study has found a mother's love life can influence how many romantic partners her children will have.
Researchers in the US came to this conclusion after examining longitudinal data on more than 7,000 mothers and their biological children since 1979.
The findings suggest mothers pass down their relationship skills, which shape how a child interacts with people.
"I think some of these basic things that drive our satisfaction never change," Claire Kamp Dush, associate professor of human sciences at The Ohio State University, told DailyMail.com.
Adding, "If you observe your mom being very critical to her partner or to you, then you take that into your own intimate relationship. We are learning similar ways of being in relationships from our mothers."
However, research did not examine how fathers impact their children's relationship with other people.