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Why Are Relationships Important?


As humans, one of our fundamental needs is to feel connected to others. A Harvard study, which was a study on the health of 2nd-year undergraduate students of 1938, found that one of the main influences on our health and happiness is our relationships and our happiness in the relationships we have.

The relationships we have can include our significant others, families, friends and wider social circles. Emotional and mental stimulation comes from personal connections, which are an automatic mood booster. Whilst isolation and loneliness is a mood buster. It’s also important that we focus on and nurture our positive fulfilling relationships, whilst trying to minimise our time spent with or totally step away from negative relationships.

Next, you will identify up to 5 key relationships in your life and set goals around improving two of these relationships.

Types of Relationships

The quality of our relationships has a big impact on our happiness. Unfortunately, not all relationships are created equally. Check out some common relationships below.

5 most important relationships in your life

Think of your most important or key relationships. From the drop-down menu, choose the type of relationship that you have with that person.

You can choose up to 5 of the most important relationships in your life, but you don’t have to fill out all of them.