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

Published Date 05/11/2018
Media Source Prevention
Department Human Development and Family Science
Faculty Member Rosemary Blieszner
External Link Study Shows the More You Hang Out With Your Mom, the Longer She’ll Live
summary Excerpt: 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.”