1) What do relationships do for us?
- Calm feelings of stress (lower cortisol) and increase feelings of joy (endogenous opioids including serotonin, endorphins, oxytocin and more.)
- Allows heart rate to synchronize (when you are near your person) and lowers blood pressure and increase feelings of happiness.
- Fans neural growth and that builds a more complex connectivity between our hemispheres (thicker connection here correlates with intelligence.)
- Improves immune system and adds an average of 10 years possibly more quality of life years.
- Increases chances of climbing the corporate ladder, and significantly more money over a lifetime.
- Increased academic success, students who have a good relationship with a teacher increase chances of graduating from high school more than 60%. Parents who have a good relationship with a teacher increase students relationship with the teacher exponentially.