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The Lifelong Power of Close Relationships

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The Lifelong Power of Close Relationships

A recent Wall Street Journal article discusses the 85-year Harvard Study of Adult Development. The study set out to answer the question: “What if we could study people from the time that they were teenagers all the way into old age to see what really matters to a person’s health and happiness, and which investments really paid off?” 

What the study has found is “one crucial factor stands out for the consistency and power of its ties to physical health, mental health and longevity.” That factor is good relationships. “Good relationships keep us healthier and happier. Period. If you want to make one decision to ensure your own health and happiness, it should be to cultivate warm relationships of all kinds.” 

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