A good relationship with your partner is a big part of your health.
Nothing will age you faster than being stuck in a miserable relationship.
Our brain is wired for connection. We know this, having studied depression and dementia in inmates in isolation. We know this from studying addicts who lacked connection to their parents. A good relationship built on strong connection makes you healthy.
On the flip side: a poor relationship that doesn’t connect – that isolates you from the outside world. That doesn’t allow you to be you. That conforms you. That doesn’t allow you to express your true feelings is detrimental to your health.
So, I wish you a life filled with connection.