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Communication Skills for Lifelong Relationships


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People in loving, supportive relationships tend to have fewer health problems.
People in loving, supportive relationships tend to have fewer health problems.
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You know the old adage: "I just need to get it off my chest." Well, "there is a seamless connection between relationships and health," says Dr. Northrup, who notes that studies show that people in loving, supported relationships generally feel happier and have fewer health problems.

If you feel you're communicating clearly with your mate, but your mate doesn't want to hear you, Dr. Northrup suggests re-evaluating the situation. You may be compromising your health. Dr. Northrup says communication issues often surface at midlife, which is when many women begin to notice changes in their health, particularly their thyroid energy. "The function of the thyroid gland is influenced by our ability to have our say, something that, for women, has been societally blocked for thousands of years until relatively recently," says Dr. Northrup.


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