Aging and Relationships


There’s a connection between emotional and physical health, and the types of relationships a person has as he or she ages. Experts say that the number of friends you have doesn’t matter as much as whether your emotional, spiritual and social needs are being met.

Healthy and rewarding connections can come from all sorts of places, such as your relationship with your spouse, friends, colleagues and even pets. Participation in social activities, volunteer work and hobbies can also benefit your emotional health.