Relationships and your health

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Relationships and your health
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Sun, 10-02-2011 - 7:50pm

I found this really interesting...

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/sex/how-your-relationships-impact-your-health-for-better-or-for-worse-2571889/

This is the part that really caught my eye.

"Loneliness is Deadly. Friends, family, neighbors and colleagues increase our longevity. Researchers at Brigham Young University studied a sample of healthy adults over a 7.5-year period and reported that those with meaningful relationships had a 50 percent higher survival rate. They also found that isolation is about as dangerous as alcoholism or smoking fifteen cigarettes a day."

No wonder we take rejection so harshly.

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Registered: 06-03-2009
Mon, 10-03-2011 - 8:49pm
Wow that was an enlightening article. I knew loneliness wasn't healthy, but I never would have assumed it was deadly. I also like how the article talked about how its important to have close relationships in general, not necessary romantic ones.
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Mon, 10-03-2011 - 10:40pm
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    Registered: 07-16-2001
    Mon, 10-03-2011 - 11:11pm
    I wondered about that, too. If online support counts as support. Although, online it's much harder to get rid of the bullies, trolls, and negative influences. You can create an environment you like full of people you like, but there isn't much to stop the monsters from getting in and setting you back.
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    Tue, 10-04-2011 - 10:28am

    Luckily on this board, there aren't many trolls--even when people disagree we can get along.

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    Tue, 10-04-2011 - 11:36am

    There was a hilarious skit on Saturday Night Live called something like "The Comments Section". The guests on the show were people who make snarky comments on message boards and such. The host outs them all, and it was hilarious! One had made fun of an old lady and they had her come on the show and confront him. Another guest always made irrelevant political comments. I really laughed over that one.

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    Registered: 02-26-2011
    Tue, 10-04-2011 - 11:54am

    I guess I shouldn't have read this article.

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    Tue, 10-04-2011 - 4:18pm

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