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5 Steps to Happiness Step 4: Making Your Relationships Count

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There is compelling evidence that strong relationships contribute to a long, healthy, and happy life. Relationships are crucial to our happiness and well being.

Great relationships can help you live longer, stress less, be healthier, and feel richer as a whole. From spouses to children to friends, parents, siblings and significant others, healthy relationships build self-esteem, improve mental and emotional health and help you live a fuller life.

The number one relationship you can have it with YOURSELF! If you don’t have a good relationship with yourself, how do you expect to have one with others. Make your own happiness and then share it with others. You’re responsible for owning your own happiness. If you’re not even liking yourself, others won’t like you much either. No one likes a negative Nellie. You’ll find yourself alone and lonely if you’re a miserable person. Love yourself and love those around you!

Remember, your relationships with others can either make you or break you. You are no more than the relationships you surround yourself with so make sure they are healthy relationships. Don’t hang around toxic people who are not filling your cup. If the relationship you have with another is nothing but toxic, then you will never be happy. Learn to cut ties if it is holding you back from the life you deserve.

Relationships satisfy a basic human need for us to be close to and supported by others. We are happier, healthier and even live longer when we have strong close relationships in our lives. Make all your relationships count, the one with yourself, your spouse, your kids, your family, your friends and coworkers. It is where your greatest joy comes from.

When you have strong relationships with others you know they’ll be there for you just like you are there for them. What would life be like without good friends who you can laugh until you cry with? Never get so obsessed with “things” and forget how important relationships are.

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