Some years ago, The Beatles had a popular song – Can’t Buy Me Love. It told us what most of us learn over a lifetime – that happiness and health don’t come from money or things. Healthy relationships and love are the most important things, and they can’t be bought or sold.
Despite the popularity of the song, much of our consumer-based culture continues to lead young people (and others) to believe otherwise. According to some surveys, relationships are considered to be on a lower rung of importance for our well-being, than either diet or exercise. Yet, the longest study ever done on what contributes to our health and happiness has recently concluded that relationships are – actually – the most important factor. Still, for some of us, even when we have grown to understand that our relationships have more value than wealth or fame, we find they don’t always provide quite all we need for happiness and health. Relationships can be fickle and temporary.Continue Reading