Women behave like their mothers at 32

Updated: Mar 29, 2011, 11:23 AM IST

London: Most women across the world start behaving like their mothers when they reach the age of 32.

They start talking to their children with phrases their own mothers used, begin stocking up on groceries and go to bed early, according to a daily.

Nearly 40 percent women admitted using their mother`s expressions and a quarter even claimed to talk this way with their partners.

The poll of 1,000 men and women by ebay.co.uk found that a quarter of mothers wear the same set of five to 10 clothes day after day.

Behavioural expert Judi James said: "You can vow never to say or use the traits you associate with your parents but the chances are they`re ticking away like a time bomb in your subconscious. And given the same set of circumstances, you`ll find them emerging and there`s very little you can do to avoid it."