Summary of “This 75-Year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy”

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.” – Robert Waldinger, director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development.
Although the Harvard study lays the foundation, there is other compelling research on the importance of human relationships.
Put simply, if you have healthy relationships, your chances of survival increase by 50%. Nearly everything in life is impacted by WHO is around you, and how those people support you.
Healthy relationships could help you avoid addiction.
“You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.” – John Wooden.
The most loving and deep relationships are built on a very simple foundation: giving and gratitude.
Only in such relationships can you be fully present to the moment and fully un-inhibited in the expression of your love.
You’ve got to stick to these incredible practices of giving and gratitude or the relationships will stop being transformational.

The orginal article.