According to Robert Waldinger, M.D., quality relationships are the foundation of a longer, happier, healthier life. He currently runs the longest study of adult life that’s ever been done. Waldinger is the director of the 85-year-long Harvard Study of Adult Development, where he investigates over 2,000 participants to answer the question, What makes a good life? (It turns out, your relationships play a pretty powerful role.)

Creating and maintaining successful relationships is a lot easier said than done though. In fact, Waldinger says we’re all a bit lacking when it comes to deep social connection.

In this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, he offers a few tips to create genuine, long-lasting bonds. 

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