Tag: Relationships

Why Personal Relationships Are Important

Healthy relationships are a vital component of health and wellbeing. There is compelling evidence that strong relationships contribute to a long, healthy, and happy life. Conversely, the health risks from being alone or isolated in one’s life are comparable to the risks associated with cigarette smoking, blood pressure, and obesity.

Research shows that healthy relationships can help you:

Live longer

A review of 148 studies found that people with strong social relationships are 50% less likely to die prematurely. Similarly, Dan Buettner’s Blue Zones research calculates that committing to a life partner can add 3 years to life expectancy (Researchers Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler have found that men’s life expectancy benefits from marriage more than women’s do.)

two college friends walking on campus and laughing togetherDeal with stress

The support offered by a caring friend can provide a buffer against the effects of stress. In a study of over 100 people, researchers found that people who completed

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The Truth About Money and Relationships

Are you arguing with your spouse about money? You’re not alone. When you put together couples and money, you’re bound to get a few spats. Did you know money is the number one issue married couples fight about?(1) When it comes to marital problems, money fights are the second leading cause of divorce, behind infidelity.(2)

It’s no secret that cultivating a solid marriage takes time and work. No matter how much you love your spouse, trying to merge your lives—and your money—can be a bumpy (but still beautiful!) ride.

Here are seven mistakes couples make when it comes to their money and relationship—and how you can avoid them.

1. They Keep Separate Bank Accounts

Some couples think the best way to avoid money arguments is to keep separate checking accounts. His paycheck goes in one account, hers goes into another, and they each pay

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