Harvard Study Reveals the Ingredients to True Happiness

1. Close Relationships

harvard study on happiness
Photo: PeopleImages / iStock

The men in both groups who had better relationships with family, friends and community were both happier and healthier than their less social counterparts. They also lived longer.

Lonely people had more health-related problems and reported feeling less happy. They also suffered sleep disorders and more mental health issues.

Men who had “warm” childhood relationships with their mother were less likely to develop dementia later in life, and were more likely to have professional success.