One study even suggests that a lack of social relationships has the same effect on health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.Everyone is unique and has their own needs and desires when it comes to relationships, handling stress and living a healthy, meaningful life.
Here are a couple benefits of healthy relationships.
Some are specific to romantic relationships, and others aren’t.
Bring out our funny stories, wear the top that makes us feel good and we let ourselves think…what if this one worked out?
But anyone who’s been on a date in the last 25 years knows this isn’t smooth sailing.
It’s a lot easier to take on healthy behaviors when you surround yourself with people who are doing the same.
It’s natural for humans to want to feel needed, and like they’re part of something bigger.
If we go for a drink sometime I’m sure you’ll get a bad date story or two out of me.
Dating makes us vulnerable to being judged, hurt or rejected. Without vulnerability — you miss out on the good stuff in life. I believed that because the stigma is still there around mental health.
Healthy relationships set the perfect tone for an overall healthy lifestyle.
If your spouse, friends or other loved ones encourage eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, etc., you’re likely to follow in their footsteps.
In fact, it’s possible that having a sense of purpose can actually add years to your life.