If you want to be happy, it’s best to have as many quality relationships with your spouse, family, friends and social circles as you can, according to a Harvard University study.
LGBTQs: Be Yourself
Other scientific research suggests that LGBTQs can make the most quality connections by living authentically. Respond to your internal expectations rather than external ones.
In other words, present yourself as you are.
Harvard Study Findings
The Harvard Study of Adult Development is the longest running study on happiness—beginning in 1938 and continuing to this day. It found a strong association between happiness and close family and social relationships.
“Personal connection creates mental and emotional stimulation, which are automatic mood-boosters, while isolation is a mood-buster,” said Dr. Robert Waldinger on Harvard’s health blog.
Whether you’re from the poorest neighborhood in the community or the most privileged, the study says it doesn’t matter. More importantly, relationships are a key to bringing you happiness.