Social relationships are very important at every stage of our lives because we are social beings. It is in our nature to establish and maintain social relationships. There are different types of social relationships as there are many different reasons to maintain or build them. The main reason that many psychologists know and have studied is our need to belong.
Social relations are the number of social interactions between individuals during a given period of time, they can have a generally positive or generally negative influence or benefit, and they can be reciprocal or complementary.
A review of 148 studies with 308,849 participants indicated that individuals with stronger social relationships had a 50% increased likelihood of survival –a strong argument for taking a closer look at our social contacts:
Partner and family, friends, colleagues, neighbours… there are many types of social relationships, let´s have a closer look at them!
Life situations change, and with them also our social relation. But social ties count – especially in difficult situation, so let´s work on this topic.