What to do if you lost your family member
A post shared by A.J. (@adj_ajj) on Sep 28, 2018 at 6:38pm PDT Family members can be your best allies, according to a new study from Harvard University and the American Psychological Association.
The research, published in the journal Applied Psychology, found that even if you feel hopeless about your loved ones, your loved one is still your best friend.
It also found that, even if your loved-ones relationship ends, it’s possible to find a new one to share in the meantime.
“The key takeaway here is that people can feel great about their loved ones if they’re in good, healthy, and supportive relationships,” said Katherine Koss, a professor at Harvard Business School and the lead author of the study.
The study also found people who were depressed and in a long-term relationship were more likely to say that they felt like they had lost a family member to suicide, but those people were also more likely than the general population to say they were happy to be in a loving relationship.
“If you feel like you’re lost and your loved is gone, you can always turn to a family, because they’re the best friends you have,” Koss said.
“When you’re a family therapist, you’ve got to be careful about telling people you don’t feel you have a family anymore, because people think that means you’re not being genuine about your relationship.
It’s just not true.”
The study was conducted by a team led by psychologist Stephanie Gorman and sociologist David Cottrell, who previously conducted a similar study in the UK.
In it, they looked at the relationship outcomes of a group of 661 couples, looking at how long they’d been together, the number of kids, and the quality of their relationship.
The participants were asked to rate how satisfied they were with their relationship, their health, and how happy they felt in general.
The data showed that, on average, people with a long relationship had higher life satisfaction, lower depression, and lower stress than those with a short relationship.
“There’s a lot of potential in having long relationships, but there’s also a lot that we need to be aware of,” said Gorman.
“I think people who are feeling they’re losing a family have to take care of their emotional well-being first.”
The researchers also looked at people who experienced suicide and found that those who had had a loved one killed themselves were more than twice as likely as the general adult population to report a negative response to being in a loved-one’s position.
They also found similar patterns in the relationship of people who reported experiencing suicidal thoughts, and those who were in a relationship with someone who was depressed.
The researchers say the findings suggest that long-lasting relationships can be good for both partners and families.
“The long-standing family relationship, as we call it, may be the most supportive relationship in terms of helping people cope with life’s challenges,” said Koss.
“That’s the best thing we can do for people who feel lonely and hopeless and need to talk to someone.”