Discussing relationships and marriage, the two Fatboy Show co-hosts Olive Najjuma, and James Onen, also called Fatboy reasoned that childhood experiences shape people’s perceptions about romantic relationships.
Olive relating to the subject, gave an instance of an elite man who might demand his wife to prepare food a traditional way because he grew up seeing his mother prepare it for his father.
Fatboy said, “I think the experiences we witness in our formative years from 0-8 get embedded in our brains and define our future despite how modernized a person gets. Eventually, when a person reaches a time of marriage, they will default back to the old programming.”
Olive also referred to behaviors of domestic violence as learned experiences in childhood, and polygamous people being raised from polygamous backgrounds.
Maria, a participant on the show, similarly said families affect how children perceive love and relationships because they are experiencing love and marriage for the first time.
“If you grew up around parents who were openly expressing themselves even with you, affirming their love and appreciation for you, it will be ingrained in you as a sign of love. So I do believe that our parents or guardians do influence what love and relationships are,” said Maria.
Fatboy, therefore, advised parents to provide the ideal examples of love to their children because they will always affect their decisions in life.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, and Sarah every weekday from 6 am to 10 am on RX Radio.