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You Can Be Happy by Jason Freeman, Daniel Freeman

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CHAPTER 8

Improving your relationships

Over the last fifteen years or so psychologists have carried out a huge amount of research into happiness. From this work, one finding in particular stands out: the stronger our relationships, the happier we’re likely to be.

That’s not to say well-being requires dozens of friends and a frenetic social life. Nor is it dependent on being married or in a long-term relationship, though that can certainly help. When it comes to relationships, quality is far more important than quantity. Research shows that simply having a best friend you can talk to openly and rely upon to help when needed is enough to make all the difference. Having a couple of other close friends will make you happier still.

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