An 80 year longitudinal study on Adult Development from Harvard Medical school has found that “our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health.” Robert Waldinger, director of the study, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School said “Taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too. That, I think, is the revelation.”

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