As humans, the relationships we form with other people are vital to our mental and emotional well-being and even our survival. Thats because healthy relationships, whether romantic, friendships or familial, can help make life healthier. Focus on having a network of social support.
Why do relationships matter?
The Vital Benefits of Good Relationships Research shows that good relationships help people live longer, deal with stress better, have healthier habits, and have stronger resistance to colds. Humans are social beings – and the quality of our relationships affects our mental, emotional and physical health.
Why is having a healthy relationship important?
Healthy relationships can decrease stress and lead to a longer life. Research suggest that the social and emotional support from a committed relationship or strong friendship can be a buffer against stress. Studies also suggest many biological benefits, including lower blood pressure and stronger immune systems.