Did you know that the QUALITY of your relationships can make or break your health?
I think most of us are aware of the research demonstrating that people with MORE social ties have better health outcomes. But what I don’t think is talked about often enough is that the QUALITY of your social ties is just as (if not, more) important.
In fact, a recent Harvard study revealed that…
“...high conflict marriages are worse for our health than divorce.”
This same research also found that when looking at the data from the 700 participants in the Harvard Study of Adult Development...
“...It wasn’t their middle aged cholesterol levels that predicted how they were going to grow old, it was how satisfied they were in their relationships. The people who were the most satisfied in their relationships at age 50 were the healthiest at age 80.”
My point is...when it comes to health, it’s not about having a lot of relationships, it’s about having high quality, “securely attached” relationships.