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7 Characteristics of Resilient Relationships

7 Characteristics of Resilient Relationships

There are hundreds of volumes written about why marriages and other intimate relationships end, but the core reasons may be distilled down to three main factors: 1) a slow erosion of the relationship, 2) a traumatic, or otherwise powerful, incident that destroys the relationship, or 3) competition. First, the relationship that slowly erodes is typified by the retrospective description, “We just grew apart.” Or, “We no longer met one another’s needs.” The traumatic incident, on the other hand, could be myriad of things such as death or injury to a child, an affair or other form of interpersonal betrayal, economic hardship, personal illness, a religious or existential shift, and any other life changing event, even a disaster…


Loneliness linked to major life setbacks for millennials, study says

Lonely millennials are more likely to have mental health problems, be out of work and feel pessimistic about their ability to succeed in life than their peers who feel connected to others, regardless of gender or wealth, research has revealed.

Loneliness should be taken seriously as a potential marker for other problems, the team behind the study say, though it is not clear whether loneliness is behind the other problems or instead caused by them.

“If somebody discloses to their friends or family, or a GP, that they feel lonely a lot of the time, that could be a warning sign that they are struggling in other areas of life,” said Dr Timothy Matthews, co-author of the study from King’s College London.

Discussion about loneliness has mostly focused on the elderly, but a recent study by the Office for National Statistics found that young people aged 16-24 felt…

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