Melanie Curtin, ‘This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life – Here’s some wisdom gleaned from one of the longest longitudinal studies ever conducted.’, http://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/want-a-life-of-fulfillment-a-75-year-harvard-study-says-to-prioritize-this-one-t.html, inc.com (FEB 27 2017).
The study demonstrates that having someone to rely on helps your nervous system relax, helps your brain stay healthier for longer, and reduces both emotional as well as physical pain. (…) The data is also very clear that those who feel lonely are more likely to see their physical health decline earlier and die younger. (…) It’s the quality of your close relationships that matters. (…) The good life is built with good relationships.